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CMIP6 SIMIP Variables Proposal - PDF


Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) is a proposed diagnostic MIP for CMIP6 that defines a list of variables to understand the evolution of sea ice in any experiment using the sea ice model as part of CMIP6.

These variables allow researchers to analyze the three budgets that govern the evolution of sea ice and its impact on the Earth’s climate system, namely conservation of heat, the momentum balance and tracer conservation. In addition, variables are included that allow for the high frequency analysis of the sea-ice state itself.

The proposed variable list updates and unifies some of the definitions included in CMIP5 to more closely resemble the actual physical quantity (e.g., sea ice thickness). In addition, it includes new variables that are needed for an in-depth understanding of sea-ice evolution in CMIP6 simulations. The list was initiated at the 2014 Large scale sea ice Modeling workshop in Reading, UK, organized by the CliC Sea Ice and Climate Modeling forum and then later refined by the co-Chairs of SIMIP and the SIMIP SSG.

Please send any suggestions of missing variables, errors, unclear definitions, etc to the SIMIP co-chairs Dirk Notz and Alex Jahn by email.

2000 No. 1: ACSYS Arctic Forecast
(Media / 2000 No. 1: ACSYS Arctic Forecast)
1. New ACSYS Director 2. IACPO Takes on the World 3. SIMIP Results Published 4. BarKode Database Available 5. Anomalies and Trends of Sea-Ice Extent and Atmospheric Circulation in the Nordic Seas (1864-1998) 6. PILPS-2E Arctic Model Intercomparison Study 7. Buoys Needed for Air Drop
Proposal for an ACSYS, 1990
(Media / Proposal for an ACSYS, 1990)
Position paper with participants listed and references, from a WCRP- Ad-Hoc Workshop Proposal for an Arctic Climate System Study (ACSYS) held in Mainz, Germany from 3-4 December 1990.
M.Sparrow-Status of the-Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) proposal
(Media / M.Sparrow-Status of the-Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) proposal)
Presentation of the new SCAR large-scale programmes, including the Status of the Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) which is central for sea-level research. Presented by Michael Sparrow at the 8th CliC Scientific Steering Group meeting in Innsbruck, Austria 2012.

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