Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
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, Louise C. Sime, David Schroeder, and Maria-Vittoria Guarino


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review_Diamondetal.2021', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Rachel Diamond, 19 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-6', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Rachel Diamond, 19 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Jul 2021) by Thomas Mölg
AR by Rachel Diamond on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Oct 2021) by Thomas Mölg
Short summary
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.