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a core project of
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Marine Ice Sheet-Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (MISOMIP)

Global sea-level rise is one of the most discussed potential consequences of global warming. The most uncertain aspect of such future sea-level change has to do with the marine based ice sheets. Despite its potential importance, current generation global climate models are unable to simulate sea-level change arising from ice sheet-ocean interaction. As a step towards remediating this situation, we are bringing together the international modeling community through workshops and model intercomparison projects. Such moddelling research will lay the groundwork for including ice sheet-ocean interaction in global scale, IPCC class models.

The first stage of this targeted activity (MISOMIP1) was initiated by David Holland (NYU, USA) in 2014 and the design and implementation of experiments was led by Xylar Asay-Davis (LANL, USA), Helene Seroussi  (JPL, USA), and Stephen Cornford (U. Swansea, UK). For more infomation on MISOMIP1, contact Denise Holland.  

The second stage (MISOMIP2) was initiated in 2019 and is led by Jan De Rydt (U. Northumbria, UK) and Nicolas Jourdain (IGE-CNRS-UGA, France). Yoshihiro Nakayama (Hokkaido U., Japan) and Ralph Timmermann (AWI, Germany) are in charge of the observational part.