Opened 19 months ago

Closed 8 weeks ago

#341 closed (fixed)

Snow buildup and water budget (JULES)

Reported by: Martin Dix Owned by: Martin Dix
Priority: critical Component: ACCESS-CM2
Keywords: Cc:


Analysis from Arnold shows steady increase of snow in the al623 run and corresponding drop in sea-level.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by Martin Dix

Owner: set to Martin Dix
Priority: majorcritical
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by Martin Dix

In ACCESS1.0 and 1.3 snow amounts were capped with excess going to runoff and appearing as freshwater at continental edge via the river scheme. This was something we added. Both HadGEM2 and HadGEM3 had no limit on snow growth and added a separate freshwater flux to ocean as a proxy iceberg melt flux.

The GC3 documentation ( says

Icebergs fed from land ice increases: Snow amounts on land ice gradually increase over time. In GC2.0 a blanket fresh water flux was applied to the extratropical oceans to balance this snow increase. In GC3.0 the snow amounts over land ice are passed though the coupler to NEMO's prognostic iceberg scheme and iceshelf melting scheme, maintaining water conservation.

Last edited 19 months ago by Martin Dix (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 8 weeks ago by Martin Dix

Resolved with iceberg scheme.

comment:4 Changed 8 weeks ago by Martin Dix

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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