Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 14, 709–735, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-709-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 709–735, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-709-2020

Research article 02 Mar 2020

Research article | 02 Mar 2020

Towards a coupled model to investigate wave–sea ice interactions in the Arctic marginal ice zone

Guillaume Boutin et al.

Model code and software

Modified routines for NEMO-LIM3 G. Boutin, C. Rousset, C. Talandier https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3600149

WW3 NOAA-EMC https://github.com/NOAA-EMC/WW3

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We investigate the interactions of surface ocean waves with sea ice taking place at the interface between the compact sea ice cover and the open ocean. We use a newly developed coupling framework between a wave and an ocean–sea ice numerical model. Our results show how the push on sea ice exerted by waves changes the amount and the location of sea ice melting, with a strong impact on the ocean surface properties close to the ice edge.