I have updated the Antarctic iceberg freshwater flux originally developed by Merino et al. (2016). It is now avaailable as a monthly timeseries covering 1972-2017. It is based on a very similar modelling framework as Merino et al. (2018):

The updated dataset is available here DOI


  • Marsh, R., Ivchenko, V.O., Skliris, N., Alderson, S., Bigg, G.R., Madec, G., Blaker, A.T., Aksenov, Y., Sinha, B., Coward, A.C. and Le Sommer, J. (2015). NEMO-ICB (v1. 0): interactive icebergs in the NEMO ocean model globally configured at eddy-permitting resolution. Geoscientific Model Development, 8(5), 1547-1562. doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1547-2015

  • Mathiot, P., Jenkins, A., Harris, C. and Madec, G. (2017). Explicit and parametrised representation of under ice shelf seas in az* coordinate ocean model NEMO 3.6. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(7), 2849-2874. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-2849-2017

  • Merino N., Jourdain, N. C., Le Sommer, J., Goose, H., Mathiot, P. and Durand, G (2018). Impact of increasing Antarctic glacial freshwater release on regional sea-ice cover in the Southern Ocean. Ocean Modelling, 121, 76-89. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.11.009

  • Merino, N., Le Sommer, J., Durand, G., Jourdain, N. C., Madec, G., Mathiot, P. and Tournadre, J. (2016). Antarctic icebergs melt over the Southern Ocean: climatology and impact on sea ice. Ocean Modelling, 104, 99-110. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.05.001