Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3207–3227, 2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3207–3227, 2021

Research article 12 Jul 2021

Research article | 12 Jul 2021

Presentation and evaluation of the Arctic sea ice forecasting system neXtSIM-F

Timothy Williams et al.

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neXtSIM (neXt-generation Sea Ice Model) includes a novel and extremely realistic way of modelling sea ice dynamics – i.e. how the sea ice moves and deforms in response to the drag from winds and ocean currents. It has been developed over the last few years for a variety of applications, but this paper represents its first demonstration in a forecast context. We present results for the time period from November 2018 to June 2020 and show that it agrees well with satellite observations.