EGU23-5941, updated on 22 Feb 2023
EGU General Assembly 2023
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Realistic freshwater forcing around Greenland in climate models

Marion Devilliers, Shuting Yang, Steffen Olsen, and Annika Drews
Marion Devilliers et al.
  • Danish Meteorological Institute, Research and Development, Copenhagen, Denmark
This study summarizes the findings of several realistic freshwater forcing experiments around Greenland and surrounding regions, which were conducted using climate and ocean models over the historical period. The results of the experiments are discussed in terms of their impact on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) as well as on temperature and salinity changes in the North Atlantic and in the Arctic. It was determined that the addition of freshwater led to a decrease of the AMOC and a reduction of the temperature and salinity biases in the North Atlantic. These results will be of particular interest to researchers interested in the effects of current and future Greenland melting on local and global ocean.


How to cite: Devilliers, M., Yang, S., Olsen, S., and Drews, A.: Realistic freshwater forcing around Greenland in climate models, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-5941,, 2023.