Lab Home | Phone | Search
Center for Nonlinear Studies  Center for Nonlinear Studies
 Colloquia Archive 
 Postdoc Seminars Archive 
 Quantum Lunch 
 Quantum Lunch Archive 
 CMS Colloquia 
 Q-Mat Seminars 
 Q-Mat Seminars Archive 
 P/T Colloquia 
 Kac Lectures 
 Kac Fellows 
 Dist. Quant. Lecture 
 Ulam Scholar 
 CNLS Fellowship Application 
 Student Program 
 Past Visitors 
 History of CNLS 
 Maps, Directions 
 CNLS Office 
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)


Arctic ocean modelling at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling

Adrian Turner
University College, London

The Centre for Polar Modelling and Observation (CPOM) has been developing a coupled regional sea ice-ocean model of the Arctic by coupling the NEMO/OPA ocean model to the LANL CICE sea ice model. Here we describe the progress in this project. The technical aspects of setting up the new configuration are described and model results, especially northward flow of water and heat through the Fram Strait and the Atlantic layer waters in the Arctic, are discussed. We also describe work done improving the formulation of basal sea ice ablation in sea ice models as well as work producing a physically based melt pond model suitable for Global Climate Models.

Host: Bill Lipscomb