An assessment of Southern Ocean water masses and sea ice during 1988-2007 in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations


Downes S. M. , FARNETI R., UOTILA P., GRIFFIES S. M. , MARSLAND S. J. , BAILEY D., ...Daha Fazla

OCEAN MODELLING, cilt.94, ss.67-94, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

Özet

We characterise the representation of the Southern Ocean water mass structure and sea ice within a suite of 15 global ocean-ice models run with the Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiment Phase II (CORE-II) protocol. The main focus is the representation of the present (1988-2007) mode and intermediate waters, thus framing an analysis of winter and summer mixed layer depths; temperature, salinity, and potential vorticity structure; and temporal variability of sea ice distributions. We also consider the interannual variability over the same 20 year period. Comparisons are made between models as well as to observation-based analyses where available.