L. Waldrop Bergman and C. Heuzé (2018) “Influence of initial stratification, wind and sea ice on the modelled oceanic circulation in Nares Strait, northwest Greenland“, Ocean Science Discussion, doi:10.5194/os-2018-122.
/!\ Discussion open until 19 Dec. Please comment on our work, especially if you know about the sea ice model.
As we were implementing a regional configuration of MITgcm between Greenland and Canada, we realised that there were too many choices to make and too few data to justify them. We thus performed a sensitivity experiment instead to determine which had the largest influence on our modelled ocean:
- the initial temperature and salinity profiles,
- the resolution of the wind forcing,
- or the initial sea ice thickness?
We showed that hydrographic observations that capture the E-W or N-S density gradients were more crucial than a high resolution wind.