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.