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 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.
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