2015 Sea Ice Modeling Action Team

Weight variable in piomas_may1_climo.nc (also available in piomas_may1_2015.nc). Image courtesy of Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth.Weight variable in piomas_may1_climo.nc (also available in piomas_may1_2015.nc). Image courtesy of Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth.

The 2015 Sea Ice Modeling Action Team convened in May 2015. This Action Team is led by SIPN Leadership Team member Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth and supported by ARCUS.

Goals

Goals for the 2015 Sea Ice Modeling Action Team include

  • Participation in the 2015 Sea Ice Outlook Initial Condition Experiment based on initializations of 1 May 2015 conditions and PIOMAS climatology. (See details below.)
  • Provide feedback and discussion about problems, issues, and suggestions related to setting up and running the experiment.
  • Contribute to a final report and/or paper.

2015 Sea Ice Outlook Initial Condition Experiment

The purpose of the experiment is to investigate the sensitivity of the 2015 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) to the initial-condition (IC) thickness in May. Using both the 1 May initialization with the PIOMAS climatology and 1 May 2015 conditions allows an inter-model comparison and, for the first time, a multi-model SIO contribution for 2015.

2015 SIO Initial Conditions Experiment Guidelines (PDF - 113 KB)

Action Team Members

Edward Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, University of Washington, Action Team Lead

Richard Cullather, NASA Goddard

François Massonnet, Université catholique de Louvain

Pamela Posey, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center

Wanqiu Wang, NOAA Climate Prediction Center

Jinlun Zhang University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory