Animated E3SM V1 High Resolution Labrador Sea Ice Thickness and Concentration with mid-20th Century Atmospheric Constituents
This animated GIF file visualizes daily grid-cell mean sea ice thickness and concentration for the Labrador Sea region from version 1 of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) using 25km Atmosphere/Land and 8-16km Sea Ice-Ocean resolutions as described in the manuscript "The DOE E3SM coupled model version 1: Description 1 and results at high resolution". River routing is resolved at 0.125˚. This fully coupled simulation was spun-up for 6 years, and then proceeded for 50 subsequent years using HighResMIP protocols for continuuous 1950s atmospheric constituents. This animation shows sea thickness evolution in each frame for five model years 46 to 50, inclusive, with rendered transparency determined from sea ice concentration to demonstrate the influence of ocean eddies around the southern tip of Greenland. The coastline is the true model boundary. The animation is best viewed using a web browser.