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SubZero: Floe-Scale Sea Ice Model

Our group is developing SubZero, a conceptually new sea ice model geared to explicitly simulate the lifecycles of individual floes by using complex discrete elements with time-evolving shapes. This unique model parameterizes floe-scale processes, such as collisions, fractures, ridging, and welding, to bypass resolving intra-floe bonded elements. Feel free to reach out to us about using SubZero or discuss ideas for improvements.

Manucharyan, G. E., & Montemuro, B. P. (2022). SubZero: A sea ice model with an explicit representation of the floe life cycle. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 14, e2022MS003247.
Montemuro, B. P., & Manucharyan, G.E. (2023). SubZero: a discrete element sea ice model that simulates floes as evolving concave polygons. Journal of Open Source Software, 8(88), 5039, https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.05039.