Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
The Cryosphere, 15, 5099–5114, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5099-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 5099–5114, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5099-2021

Research article 09 Nov 2021

Research article | 09 Nov 2021

The contribution of melt ponds to enhanced Arctic sea-ice melt during the Last Interglacial

Rachel Diamond et al.

Data sets

MOHC HadGEM3-GC31-LL model output prepared for CMIP6 CMIP J. Ridley, M. Menary, T. Kuhlbrodt, M. Andrews, and T. Andrews https://doi.org/10.22033/ESGF/CMIP6.419

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The Hadley Centre Global Environment Model version 3 (HadGEM3) is the first coupled climate model to simulate an ice-free summer Arctic during the Last Interglacial (LIG), 127 000 years ago, and yields accurate Arctic surface temperatures. We investigate the causes and impacts of this extreme simulated ice loss and, in particular, the role of melt ponds.