Articles | Volume 3, issue 3
Research article
08 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 08 Jul 2022

Benefits and challenges of dynamic sea ice for weather forecasts

Jonathan J. Day, Sarah Keeley, Gabriele Arduini, Linus Magnusson, Kristian Mogensen, Mark Rodwell, Irina Sandu, and Steffen Tietsche


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-5', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2022-5', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Mar 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-5', Jonathan Day, 29 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jonathan Day on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 May 2022) by Paulo Ceppi
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (13 May 2022) by Paulo Ceppi
AR by Jonathan Day on behalf of the Authors (20 May 2022)
Short summary
A recent drive to develop seamless forecasting systems has culminated in the development of weather forecasting systems that include a coupled representation of the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice. Before this, sea ice and sea surface temperature anomalies were typically fixed throughout a given forecast. We show that the dynamic coupling is most beneficial during periods of rapid ice advance, where persistence is a poor forecast of the sea ice and leads to large errors in the uncoupled system.