Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter Tuning of a Sea-Ice Model

  • Jong G. Kim
  • Paul D. Hovland


The values of many of the parameters in climate models are often not known with any great precision. We describe the use of automatic differentiation to examine the sensitivity of an uncoupled dynamic-thermodynamic sea-ice model to various parameters. We also illustrate the effectiveness of using these sensitivity derivatives with an optimization algorithm to tune the parameters to maximize the agreement between simulated results and observational data.


Geostrophic Wind Automatic Differentiation Sensitivity Derivative Multivariate Parametric Sensitivity Derivative Code 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

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  • Jong G. Kim
  • Paul D. Hovland

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