[MIS15-P06] Modeling Ice-shelf ocean interactions of West Antarctic and East Antarctic ice shelves
Keywords:Ice shelf ocean interaction, West Antarctica, East Antarctica, Ocean modeling
Using MITgcm, we have conducted various regional ocean simulations for ice shelves in the ABS and off Sabrina coast with a focus on Pine Island,/Thwaites ice shelves and Totten ice shelf, respectively. Our ABS domain extends from the Antarctic Continent to 65ºS and from 140ºW to 65ºW and our East Antarctic domain extends from the Antarctic Continent to 60ºS and from 90ºE to 150ºE. Detailed comparison between model and observations are conducted. Pathways of mCDW towards grounding lines, temporal and spatial variabilities of ice shelf melt rates, mechanisms of simulated and observed interannual variabilities, etc., have been investigated.
In this presentation, we will summarize key findings and model capabilities from available ocean configurations. We introduce our various existing model outputs focusing on the eastern Amundsen Sea as an example, and demonstrate how to access these outputs and plot basic variables. We hope that these model outputs can be utilized for different aspects of oceanographic researches including observational planning, boundary conditions for ocean and ice sheet models, and data analysis for physical, biological and biogeochemical oceanography.