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CCSM Data Sea Ice Model (dice6)
Entry ID: NCAR_DICE6


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 CCSM Climatological Data Ice Model, version 6.0 (dice6), was released in
June 2004, as part of the CCSM3.0 release.

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, sea-ice, land, and ocean -- each connected to
the Coupler, and each exchanging data with the Coupler only.

Related URL
Link: PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Access the Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM) and related information.

ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Keywords
sea ice model
climate model
CCSM3
dice6
ESG
Earth System Grid


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


Publications/References
For a list of CCSM publications, see:
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/publications/
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-06



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