Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
01 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2022

Estimating a mean transport velocity in the marginal ice zone using ice–ocean prediction systems

Graig Sutherland, Victor de Aguiar, Lars-Robert Hole, Jean Rabault, Mohammed Dabboor, and Øyvind Breivik

Data sets

Sea ice drifter trajectories from the Arven Etter Nansen Physical Process Cruise 2018 Jean Rabault

Arctic Ocean Physics Analysis and Forecast (ARCTIC_ANALYSIS_FORECAST_PHYS_002_001_a) CMEMS

graig-sutherland/transport-miz-tc: Software and Data for MIZ Transport by Sutherland et al., TC, 2022 (Version v1) Graig Sutherland

Short summary
The marginal ice zone (MIZ), which is the transition region between the open ocean and the dense pack ice, is a very dynamic region comprising a mixture of ice and ocean conditions. Using novel drifters deployed in various ice conditions in the MIZ, several material transport models are tested with two operational ice–ocean prediction systems. A new general transport equation, which uses both the ice and ocean solutions, is developed that reduces the error in drift prediction for our case study.