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Wind bias has substantial effect on sea ice cover in climate models in the Southern Ocean

Wind bias has substantial effect on sea ice cover in climate models in the Southern Ocean

Comprehensive observations of the movements of sea ice and model materials in the Southern Ocean contain substantial uncertainties. This is the first study in which the movement of sea ice in several ocean and climate models has been compared with several observation materials.

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Research professor Petteri Uotila, tel. +358 50 361 0587, petteri.uotila@fmi.fi

Lecomte, O., H. Goosse, T. Fichefet, P. R. Holland, P. Uotila, V. Zunz, and N. Kimura (2016), Impact of surface wind biases on the Antarctic sea ice concentration budget in climate models, Ocean Model., doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.08.001.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1463500316300774


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