v1 1 deg data: Cryosphere

The Cryosphere simulation campaign was based on E3SM version v1.2.  The simulations include coupled ocean and sea ice with data atmosphere and land forcing  (CORE-II simulation), as well as fully-coupled (active atmosphere and land) configurations at both standard- and medium- resolution (i.e., 60-30km and 30-10km).

Standard-resolution (60to30km), ocean-ice only simulations with ice shelf cavities:

  • Four  simulations began with different representations of Antarctic runoff (CORE-II cycles) to understand the Southern Ocean biases (fresh at surface, warm at depth) that contribute to unrealistically high ice shelf melt rates, and 320 out of 1200 years of simulations were completed.

Standard-resolution (60to30km), pre-industrial  coupled simulations with and without ice shelf cavities:  

  • A pair of coupled simulations with ice shelves, but with and without melt fluxes activated, have been run out 150 years.  The simulation plan is to perform 200 years, the continuation is on hold until CORE-II simulations are completed and analyzed. 

Data Resolution

The standard resolution configuration of E3SM v1 configuration has approximate horizontal resolution of 1 deg latitude by 1 deg longitude in atmosphere (110 km grid spacing),  with ocean and sea ice grid of 60 km in the mid-latitudes and 30 km at the equator and poles, and river transport at 55 km horizontal resolution. This model configuration is described in  “v1 1 deg CMIP” page in  Scientifically Validated Configurations.

The datasets include the following experiments

  • Cryosphere campaign, v1   (1 deg)  
    • 1850 PI control
    • 1850 PI control with ice shelf melt fluxes
    • 1850 PI control with ice shelf melt fluxes + 3DGM
    • CORE-IAF control
    • CORE-IAF with ice shelf melt fluxes
    • CORE-IAF with ice shelf melt fluxes  + 3DGM

Download Data

From E3SM project space on the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF):

Available data:

  • Native output data files (many variables, one time stamp per file)
  • Regridded to lat-lon grid output files (many variables, one time stamp per file)
  • Monthly and seasonal climatologies
  • Time series of several important variables

Available simulations:

Cryosphere-v1.2 :

Cryosphere-v1.2.1 :

Cryosphere-v1.3 :

Configuration Description

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Overview Paper on base configuration for Cryosphere campaign, the Water Cycle v1 configuration:

  • Golaz, J.-C., P. M. Caldwell, L. P. Van Roekel and co-authors (2019). The DOE E3SM coupled model version 1: Overview and evaluation at standard resolution. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, accepted, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001603
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