Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
08 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 08 Feb 2023

Arctic sea ice mass balance in a new coupled ice–ocean model using a brittle rheology framework

Guillaume Boutin, Einar Ólason, Pierre Rampal, Heather Regan, Camille Lique, Claude Talandier, Laurent Brodeau, and Robert Ricker


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'comment on tc-2022-142', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Guillaume Boutin, 09 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-142', Mathieu Plante, 07 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Guillaume Boutin, 09 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Nov 2022) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Guillaume Boutin on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Nov 2022) by Yevgeny Aksenov
RR by Mathieu Plante (08 Dec 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Dec 2022) by Yevgeny Aksenov
AR by Guillaume Boutin on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Sea ice cover in the Arctic is full of cracks, which we call leads. We suspect that these leads play a role for atmosphere–ocean interactions in polar regions, but their importance remains challenging to estimate. We use a new ocean–sea ice model with an original way of representing sea ice dynamics to estimate their impact on winter sea ice production. This model successfully represents sea ice evolution from 2000 to 2018, and we find that about 30 % of ice production takes place in leads.