PAOC Colloquium: Elizabeth Hunke (Los Alamos National Lab)
Title: Sea Ice Model Complexity
Abstract: The CICE sea ice model is used extensively by climate and Earth system research groups, and also by operational centers for applications such as numerical weather prediction and guidance for military operations. A current discussion thread within the sea ice modeling community hinges on how complex such models need to be. This talk delves into the complexity of physical processes represented in the CICE model, including how the model evolved and why such complexity might — or might not — be needed.
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Hunke, Los Alamos National Laboratory [website]
About this Series: The PAOC Colloquium is a weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that brings together the whole PAOC community. Seminar topics include all research concerning the physics, chemistry, and biology of the atmospheres, oceans and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars generally take place on Monday from 12-1pm. Lunch is provided to encourage students and post-docs to meet with the speaker. Besides the seminar and lunch, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged.