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Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM)
Entry ID: NCAR-CSIM


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.

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Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: The Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM).

ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Keywords
Earth System Grid
ESG
CCSM
NCAR


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: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
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.
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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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