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Wang, Qiang; Böttinger, Michael; Danilov, Sergey; Jung, Thomas (2016): FESOM Arctic Ocean sea ice concentration and thickness 1995-2014, links to movies in mp4 format. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Wang, Qiang; Danilov, Sergey; Jung, Thomas; Kaleschke, Lars; Wernecke, Andreas (2016): Sea ice leads in the Arctic Ocean: Model assessment, interannual variability and trends. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(13), 7019-7027,

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Northern Hemisphere sea ice from a Finite-Element Sea-Ice Ocean Model (FESOM) 4.5 km resolution simulation carried out by researchers from Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Germany. Concentration is shown with color; thickness is shown with shading. A global 1 degree mesh is used, with the "Arctic Ocean" locally refined to 4.5 km. South of CAA and Fram Strait the resolution is not refined in this simulation. The animation indicates that the 4.5 km model resolution helps to represent the small scale sea ice features, although much higher resolution is required to fully resolve the ice leads.
The animation is created by Michael Böttinger from DKRZ (
Latitude: 90.000000 * Longitude: 0.000000
Date/Time Start: 1995-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-12-31T00:00:00
pan-Arctic * Latitude: 90.000000 * Longitude: 0.000000 * Location: Arctic
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