Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 14, 985–1008, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-985-2020

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

The Cryosphere, 14, 985–1008, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-985-2020

Research article 16 Mar 2020

Research article | 16 Mar 2020

Twenty-first century ocean forcing of the Greenland ice sheet for modelling of sea level contribution

Donald A. Slater et al.

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Changes in the ocean around Greenland play an important role in determining how much the ice sheet will contribute to global sea level over the coming century. However, capturing these links in models is very challenging. This paper presents a strategy enabling an ensemble of ice sheet models to feel the effect of the ocean for the first time and should therefore result in a significant improvement in projections of the Greenland ice sheet's contribution to future sea level change.