Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1545–1563, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1545-2016

Special issue: Aerosol-Cloud Coupling And Climate Interactions in the Arctic...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1545–1563, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1545-2016

Research article 10 Feb 2016

Research article | 10 Feb 2016

Observations of surface momentum exchange over the marginal ice zone and recommendations for its parametrisation

A. D. Elvidge et al.

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Rare aircraft observations of surface momentum flux over the Arctic marginal ice zone provide the best means yet to constrain model representation of MIZ surface roughness. The sensitivity of surface roughness to ice concentration over the Arctic MIZ is presented; these results do not support the values used in many models. However, a leading parameterization scheme (that of Lüpkes et al., 2012) is found to provide a good representation of form drag, after some parameter alterations.
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