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LIM3, an advanced sea ice model for climate simulation and operational oceanography

Vancoppenolle, Martin; Fichefet, Thierry; Goosse, Hugues; Bouillon, Sylvain; Konig Beatty, Chris.; Maqueda, Miguel Angel Morales. 2008 LIM3, an advanced sea ice model for climate simulation and operational oceanography. Mercator Newsletter (28). 16-21.

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Abstract/Summary

In this contribution, we briefly present the version 3 of the Louvain-la-Neuve Ice Model (LIM). The results of two 1970-2007 hindcasts performed with the ocean modelling system NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) -one using LIM2 and the other using LIM3 - are compared to available observations of ice concentration, thickness and mixed layer depth. LIM3 is found to significantly improve the simulation of sea ice characteristics compared to the earlier LIM2 version, making it a more appropriate and accurate tool not only in ice-ocean and climate simulations but also presumably for operational oceanography.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Climate, ocean circulation and sea level
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 17 Apr 2009 12:08
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6511

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