Developing Modelling Tools to Understand the Role of Soloar Radiation to Sea Ice Mass Balance in a Seasonally Ice Covered Arctic (Polhavet-SOLICE)

The main objective of this project is to advance our understanding of the impact of solar radiation partition on the evolution of ice mass balance from a MYI dominated Arctic to a FYI dominated Arctic using models. The central objectives of the proposed project are to:

  1. Evaluate whether existing parameterizations of solar radiation partition function for thinner FYI Arctic sea ice
  2. Develop the new parameterization of solar radiation partition for thinner Arctic sea ice using observations from central Arctic and 1D sea ice models
  3. Using the new parameterization in a coupled 3D sea ice-ocean (CICE-ROMS) model to investigate the impact of the solar radiation partition to the ice mass balance in the whole Arctic