A one-day workshop to discuss the design and implementation of oceanic forcing for the Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6 (ISMIP6). The aim of ISMIP6 is to improve projections of sea level via simulation of the evolution of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets under a changing climate, and to quantify associated uncertainties in climate forcing and the response of ice sheets.
The aim of this workshop is to create a roadmap for translating the CMIP6 open-ocean forcing into forcing to which the ice sheet can respond. Questions that are to be explored include: How does large-scale ocean signal get into shallow-shelf waters? What processes affect the migration of the coastal water towards the ice? What are the mechanics of the way ice and water interact?
Specific goals of the workshop are to:
This scoping meeting will set the direction for the standalone ice sheet component of ISMIP6, and lay the foundation for a more detailed evaluation of CMIP6 models and generation of oceanic forcing in late 2017.
ISMIP6 is a targeted activity of the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) program of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), and has been endorsed by the Climate Model Intercomparison Project-Phase 6 (CMIP6). More information can be found at http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/activities/targeted/ismip6