The 3D ocean model
and the sea-ice model
is developed at the University of Miami and
Los Alamos National Laboratory. The models are fully coupled at each time step.
Output are the surface variables sea level and ice conditions (concentration, thickness, velocity, convergense, strength, etc.)
and 3-dimensional maps of current, temperature and salinity
at sigma levels.
The DMI HYCOM-CICE set-up covers the Atlantic, north of about 15°
S and the Arctic Ocean,
with a horizontal resolution of about 4-5 km in the Arctic Ocean and in Greenlandic waters and lower resolution to the south to about 10 km.
Model forcing is ECMWF
weather forecasts. A 144 hour forecast is produces twice daily, at 00 and 12 UTC.
| Horisontal resolution
|| ~4-10 km
| Time step:
| Atmospheric forcing
| Tidal forcing
|| 8 constituents
| Data assimilation
|| Sea surface temperature
| Boundary conditions
|| Levitus climatology
Madsen, K.S., Rasmussen, T.A.S., Ribergaard, M.H., and Ringgaard, I.M., 2015.
High resolution sea ice modelling and validation of the Arctic with focus on south Greenland waters, 2004-2013.