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Schmidt et al. 2023

Schmidt, G.A., A. Romanou, L. Roach, K. Mankoff, Q. Li, C.D. Rye, M. Kelley, J.C. Marshall, and J.J.M. Busecke, 2023: Anomalous meltwater from ice sheets and ice shelves is a historical forcing. Geophys. Res. Lett., 50, no. 24, e2023GL106530, doi:10.1029/2023GL106530.

Recent mass loss from ice sheets and ice shelves is now persistent and prolonged enough that it impacts downstream oceanographic conditions. To demonstrate this, we use an ensemble of coupled GISS-E2.1-G simulations forced with historical estimates of anomalous freshwater, in addition to other climate forcings, from 1990 through 2019. In this ensemble there are detectable differences in zonal-mean sea surface temperatures (SST) and sea ice in the Southern Ocean, and in regional sea level around Antarctica and in the western North Atlantic. These impacts mostly improve the model's representation of historical changes, including reversing the forced trends in Southern Ocean surface temperature and Antarctic sea ice. The changes in SST may have implications for estimates of the SST pattern effect on climate sensitivity and for cloud feedbacks. We conclude that the changes are sufficiently large that these drivers should be included in all-forcing historical simulations in coupled model intercomparisons.

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  author={Schmidt, G. A. and Romanou, A. and Roach, L. and Mankoff, K. and Li, Q. and Rye, C. D. and Kelley, M. and Marshall, J. C. and Busecke, J. J. M.},
  title={Anomalous meltwater from ice sheets and ice shelves is a historical forcing},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},

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ID  - sc01900n
AU  - Schmidt, G. A.
AU  - Romanou, A.
AU  - Roach, L.
AU  - Mankoff, K.
AU  - Li, Q.
AU  - Rye, C. D.
AU  - Kelley, M.
AU  - Marshall, J. C.
AU  - Busecke, J. J. M.
PY  - 2023
TI  - Anomalous meltwater from ice sheets and ice shelves is a historical forcing
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
JO  - Geophysical Research Letters
VL  - 50
IS  - 24
SP  - e2023GL106530
DO  - 10.1029/2023GL106530
ER  -

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