Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 14, 855–879, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-855-2020

Special issue: The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6...

The Cryosphere, 14, 855–879, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-855-2020

Research article 06 Mar 2020

Research article | 06 Mar 2020

CMIP5 model selection for ISMIP6 ice sheet model forcing: Greenland and Antarctica

Alice Barthel et al.

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We compare existing coupled climate models to select a total of six models to provide forcing to the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet simulations of the Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project (ISMIP6). We select models based on (i) their representation of current climate near Antarctica and Greenland relative to observations and (ii) their ability to sample a diversity of projected atmosphere and ocean changes over the 21st century.