Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
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, Camille Lique, Fabrice Ardhuin, Clément Rousset, Claude Talandier, Mickael Accensi, and Fanny Girard-Ardhuin

Model code and software

Modified routines for NEMO-LIM3 G. Boutin, C. Rousset, C. Talandier


Short summary
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.