Implementation of a thermodynamic sea ice module in the NSP model COSMO and its impact on simulations for the Laptev Sea area in the Siberian Arctic.

Schröder, David, Heinemann, Günther and Willmes, Sascha (2010) Implementation of a thermodynamic sea ice module in the NSP model COSMO and its impact on simulations for the Laptev Sea area in the Siberian Arctic. [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2010. , 02.05.-07.05.2010, Vienna, Austria .

[img]
Preview
Text (Abstract)
EGU2010-3333.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (34Kb)

Abstract

Previous versions of the numerical weather prediction model COSMO (Consortium for Small-Scale Modeling) have used a constant sea ice surface temperature, but observations show a high degree of variability on sub-daily time-scales. To account for this, we have implemented a thermodynamic sea ice module in COSMO and performed simulations at a resolution of 15 km and 5 km for the Laptev Sea area in April 2008. Temporal and spatial variability of surface and 2m air temperature are verified by four automatic weather stations deployed along the edge of the West New Siberian Polynya during the TRANSDRIFT XIII-2 expedition and by surface temperature charts derived from MODIS satellite data. A remarkable agreement between the new model results and these observations demonstrates that the implemented sea ice module can be applied for short range simulations. Our COSMO simulations provide a high resolution and high quality atmospheric data set for the Laptev Sea for the period 14 to 30 April 2008. Based on this data set, we derive a mean total sea ice production rate of 0.53 km3/day for all Laptev Sea polynyas. Our results indicate that ice production in Laptev Sea polynyas has been overestimated in previous studies.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Related URLs:
Projects: Polynya, Laptev Sea System
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 09:51
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/26621

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...