Accession Number:

ADA280095

Title:

Monthly Mean Sea Ice Data from the Polar Ice Prediction System, the Regional Polar Ice Prediction System - Barents Sea and the Regional Polar Ice Prediction System - Greenland Sea

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEAN DYNAMICS AND PREDICTION BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The Polar Ice Prediction System PIPS, the Regional Polar Ice Prediction System - Barents RPIPS-B and the Regional Polar Ice Prediction System - Greenland Sea RPIPS-G are all operational sea ice forecasting systems that have been run daily at the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center FNMOC since September 1987, June 1989, and October 1991, respectively. The basis for all three models is the Hibler ice model Hibler, W. D. 1 979. A Dynamic Thermodynamic Sea Ice Model. Journal of Physical Oceanography 9815-846 Hibler, W. D. 1 980. Modeling a Variable Thickness Sea Ice Cover. Monthly Weather Review 1081944-1973. The ice models are driven by monthly mean ocean currents and deep ocean heat fluxes derived from the Hibler and Bryan A diagnostic Ice-Ocean Model. Journal Physical Oceanography 17987-1015 1987 coupled ice-ocean model. They are also driven by atmospheric forcing from the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System NOGAPS Rosmond, T. E. 1981. NOGAPS Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System. In Fifth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction Monterey, California, American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, preprint volume, 74-79 Hogan et al. 1990. The Description of the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction Systems Forecast Model. Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, California, NOARL Report 13. Each day a 24-h forecast of PIPS, RPIPS-B, and RPIPS-G is submitted and archived by the Naval Research Laboratory. Sea ice forecasting, Sea ice models, Sea ice analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE