Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 15, 951–982, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-951-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 951–982, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-951-2021

Research article 24 Feb 2021

Research article | 24 Feb 2021

An inter-comparison of the mass budget of the Arctic sea ice in CMIP6 models

Ann Keen et al.

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We compare the mass budget of the Arctic sea ice in a number of the latest climate models. New output has been defined that allows us to compare the processes of sea ice growth and loss in a more detailed way than has previously been possible. We find that that the models are strikingly similar in terms of the major processes causing the annual growth and loss of Arctic sea ice and that the budget terms respond in a broadly consistent way as the climate warms during the 21st century.