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Volume 12, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 12, 1433-1460, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1433-2018
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Special issue: The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6...

The Cryosphere, 12, 1433-1460, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1433-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 19 Apr 2018

Research article | 19 Apr 2018

Design and results of the ice sheet model initialisation experiments initMIP-Greenland: an ISMIP6 intercomparison

Heiko Goelzer et al.
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Model output and forcing data H. Goelzer https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1173088

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We have compared a wide spectrum of different initialisation techniques used in the ice sheet modelling community to define the modelled present-day Greenland ice sheet state as a starting point for physically based future-sea-level-change projections. Compared to earlier community-wide comparisons, we find better agreement across different models, which implies overall improvement of our understanding of what is needed to produce such initial states.
We have compared a wide spectrum of different initialisation techniques used in the ice sheet...
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