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Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM)
Entry ID: NCAR-CSIM
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Summary
Abstract: The Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM) is a dynamic-thermodynamic model that
includes a subgrid-scale ice thickness distribution. It uses the energy
conserving thermodynamics of Bitz and Lipscomb (1999), with four ice layers and
one snow layer in each thickness category. The ice dynamics utilizes the
elastic-viscous-plastic rheology of Hunke and Dukowicz (1997). Subgrid-scale
ridging and rafting is parameterized according to Rothrock (1975) and Thorndike
et al. (1975). Horizontal advection is calculated via the new incremental
remapping scheme of Lipscomb and Hunke (2004). A more complete model
description can be found in the documentation.

The Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM) serves as the sea ice component of CCSM. It
is the result of a community effort to develop a portable, efficient sea ice
model that can be run coupled in a global climate model or uncoupled as a
stand-alone ice model. It is a dynamic-thermodynamic model that includes a
subgrid-scale ice thickness distribution, energy conserving thermodynamics, and
elastic-viscous-plastic (EVP) dynamics.

http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/ice-csim/

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Description: The Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM) is the sea ice component of CCSM that will
run uncoupled from the other CCSM components. The physics in the uncoupled ice
model are identical to those in the ice model used in the fully coupled system.
This release includes the CSIM source code, documentation, input and forcing
data.

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Description: The CCSM3.0 coupled model, released in June, 2004, provides the community with
a coupled model framework for carrying out climate simulations. Upgrades from
CCSM2.0.1 release can be found in the Introduction section of the Users Guide
CCSM coupled model is based on a framework which divides the complete climate
system into component models connected by a coupler. This design requires four
component models -- atmosphere, land, ocean, and sea-ice -- each connected to
the coupler, and each exchanging data with the coupler only. From a software
engineering point of view, the CCSM is not a particular climate model, but a
framework for building and testing various climate models for various
applications. In this sense, more than any particular component model, the
coupler defines the high-level design of CCSM software.

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Description: CICE is a numerical model of sea ice. It is designed to be a component of
global climate models, although it can also be used in standalone mode for sea
ice simulations. CICE has been developed to be compatible with the Parallel
Ocean Program (POP) and the Community Climate System Model.

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Description: Models: Code, Documentation, Run Scripts, Input Data
Service Citation
Title: Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM)
Release_Date: 2004-09
Provider: NCAR/UCAR
Edition: 5.0
URL: http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models/ice-csim/
Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEFORMATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >LEADS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >PACK ICE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >REFLECTANCE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE AGE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEFORMATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >LEADS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >PACK ICE   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >REFLECTANCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE AGE   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW MELT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SNOW MELT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SALINITY   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ISOTOPES   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SALINITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ISOTOPES   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
Service Provider
Community Climate System Model, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Personnel
NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Holland, M.M., 2002: The North Atlantic Oscillation in the CCSM2 and its
influence on Arctic climate variability, J. Climate , 16, 2767-2781.
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-02-15
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