Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) Webinar
Sea Ice Modeling: Characteristics and Processes Critical for the Radiation Budget
Tuesday, 3 March 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. AKST
Registration is required; register here.
Registered participants will receive an email with instructions on how to join; we'll be using the WebEx platform.
The webinar on "Sea Ice Modeling: Characteristics and Processes Critical for the Radiation Budget" is designed for the sea ice research community and others interested in learning about sea ice modeling from the global climate model perspective. The speaker will be Elizabeth Hunke, Los Alamos National Laboratory. This is an open event, but attendees should be aware that the discussions will largely be of a technical nature.
Formed from frozen seawater rich in biological and chemical species, sea ice exists as a thin layer at the interface of the ocean and atmosphere, quite sensitive to small changes in temperature and radiative forcing. The high albedo of the ice pack is critical for the Earth's heat balance, and ice motion across the ocean's surface transports fresh water and salt. The basic components in a complete sea ice model must include both vertical thermodynamics and horizontal dynamics.
This webinar will provide an overview that includes topics in sea ice modeling from the global climate modeling perspective, highlighting recent development work within the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model CICE, sometimes referred to as the Community Ice CodE, to more accurately represent sea ice characteristics and processes critical for the radiation budget of the ice pack.
For questions, please contact Betsy Turner-Bogren at ARCUS at betsy [at] arcus.org.