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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-2019-185
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Submitted as: brief communication 12 Aug 2019

Submitted as: brief communication | 12 Aug 2019

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Brief communication: On calculating the sea-level contribution in marine ice-sheet models

Heiko Goelzer1,2, Violaine Coulon2, Frank Pattyn2, Bas de Boer3, and Roderik van de Wal1,4 Heiko Goelzer et al.
  • 1Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 2Laboratoire de Glaciologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • 3Earth and Climate Cluster, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 4Geosciences, Physical Geography, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Abstract. Estimating the contribution of marine ice sheets to sea-level rise is complicated by ice grounded below sea level that is replaced by ocean water when melted. The common approach is to only consider the ice volume above flotation, defined as the volume of ice to be removed from an ice column to become afloat. With isostatic adjustment of the bedrock and external sea-level forcing, this approach breaks down, because ice volume above flotation can be modified without actual changes of the sea-level contribution. We discuss a consistent and generalised approach for estimating the sea-level contribution from marine ice sheets.

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In our ice-sheet modelling experience and from exchange with colleagues in different groups we found that it is not always clear how to calculate the sea-level contribution from a marine ice sheet model. This goes hand in hand with a lack of documentation and transparency in the published literature on how the sea-level contribution is estimated in different models. With this brief communication, we hope to stimulate awareness and discussion in the community to improve on this situation.
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