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SImulation COde for POLythermal Ice Sheets
Entry ID: SICOPOLIS
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Summary
Abstract: SICOPOLIS (SImulation COde for POLythermal Ice Sheets) is a 3-d dynamic/thermodynamic model which simulates the evolution of large ice sheets. It was originally created as a part of the doctoral dissertation by Greve (1995) in a version for the Greenland ice sheet [English journal publications: Greve (1997a,b)]. Since then, SICOPOLIS has been developped continuously and applied to problems of past, present and future glaciation of Greenland, Antarctica, the entire northern hemisphere and also the polar ice caps of the planet Mars.

The model is based on the shallow ice approximation, so that longitudinal stress gradients are neglected. It is coded in Fortran 90 and uses finite-difference discretization on a staggered grid, the velocity components being taken between grid points. Its particularity is the detailed treatment of basal temperate layers (that is, regions with a temperature at the pressure melting point), which are positioned by fulfilling a Stefan-type jump condition at the interface to the cold-ice regions. Within the temperate layers, the water content is computed, and its influence on the ice viscosity is taken into account.

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Service Citation
Originators: R. Greve
Title: SImulation COde for POLythermal Ice Sheets
Release_Date: 1995
Edition: 2.9
URL: http://sicopolis.greveweb.net/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
Use Constraints
SICOPOLIS is free software, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license version 3.0 (CC-BY-SA V3.0), or any later version (at the user's option). In short: SICOPOLIS can be used, modified and redistributed freely, provided that the author (Ralf Greve) is credited, this web page (http://sicopolis.greveweb.net/) is referenced and any redistributions are made under the same or a similar license.

SICOPOLIS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

Service Provider Personnel
Name: RALF GREVE
Phone: (+81)-(0)11-706-6891
Fax: (+81)-(0)11-706-7142
Email: greve at lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Contact Address:
Institute of Low Temperature Science
Hokkaido University
Kita-19, Nishi-8, Kita-ku
City: Sapporo
Postal Code: 060-0819
Country: Japan
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: 61 MB
Fees: No fees
Personnel
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
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

RALF GREVE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (+81)-(0)11-706-6891
Fax: (+81)-(0)11-706-7142
Email: greve at lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Contact Address:
Institute of Low Temperature Science
Hokkaido University
Kita-19, Nishi-8, Kita-ku
City: Sapporo
Postal Code: 060-0819
Country: Japan

SICOPOLIS USER SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: sicohelp at greveweb.net
Publications/References
Greve, R. 1995. Thermomechanisches Verhalten polythermer Eisschilde - Theorie, Analytik, Numerik.Doctoral thesis, Department of Mechanics, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 226 pp. Shaker Verlag (Series Berichte aus der Geowissenschaft), Aachen, Germany. ISBN: 3-8265-0999-4.

Greve, R. 1997a.A continuum-mechanical formulation for shallow polythermal ice sheets. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London A 355 (1726), 921-974.

Greve, R. 1997b.Application of a polythermal three-dimensional ice sheet model to the Greenland ice sheet: Response to steady-state and transient climate scenarios. Journal of Climate 10 (5), 901-918.

Greve, R., K.-H. Wyrwoll and A. Eisenhauer. 1999. Deglaciation of the Northern Hemisphere at the onset of the Eemian and Holocene. Annals of Glaciology 28, 1-8.

Greve, R. 2007. Ice-sheet model SICOPOLIS. Presentation, Workshop on Ice Flow Modelling, Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007-05-09. Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers (HUSCAP), http://hdl.handle.net/2115/34755.
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-11-10
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-06-18
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