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20th and 21st Century Sea Ice

PI: Thierry Fichefet
Institution: Université Catholique de Louvain
Additional Investigators: Olivier Arzel
Abstract:
The aim of the project is to

1) to assess the ability of current coupled climate models to simulate the evolution of the Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice covers over the 20th century (model-data and model-model comparison);

2) to critically compare the Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice projections over the 21st century carried out with coupled climate models.

Model data: ice concentration, ice thickness.
Publications:
  • Arzel, O., T. Fichefet and H. Goosse, 2006: Sea ice evolution over the 20th and 21st centuries as simulated by current AOGCMs. Ocean Modelling, 12, 401-415. Abstract. Full Article. Edit.
  • Lefebvre, W. and H. Goosse, 2007: Analysis of the projected regional sea-ice changes in the Southern Ocean during the 21st century. Clim. Dyn.. Submitted. Abstract. Edit.

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