Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 9, 399–409, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-399-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 399–409, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-399-2015

Research article 20 Feb 2015

Research article | 20 Feb 2015

Assessment of sea ice simulations in the CMIP5 models

Q. Shu et al.

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We evaluated all CMIP5 sea-ice simulations with more metrics in both the Antarctic and the Arctic, in an attempt to provide the community a useful reference. Generally speaking, our study shows that the performance of an Arctic sea-ice simulation is better than that of an Antarctic sea-ice simulation, that sea-ice extent simulation is better than sea-ice volume simulation, and that mean-state simulation is better than long-term trend simulation.