CCSM4.0 CICE Documentation
CICE4 is the latest version of the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model, sometimes referred to as the Community Ice CodE. 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 has been released as the sea ice component of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), a fully-coupled global climate model that provides simulations of the earths past, present and future climate states. CICE4 is supported on high- and low-resolution Greenland Pole and tripole grids, which are identical to those used by the Parallel Ocean Program (POP) ocean model. The high resolution version is best suited for simulating present-day and future climate scenarios while the low resolution option is used for paleoclimate simulations and debugging.
- CCSM CICE 4.0 Users Guide [html] [pdf]
- CICE: The Los Alamos Sea Ice Model. Documentation and Software User's Manual. Version 4.0 (from Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Model Source Code
All CCSM source code is subject to the following Copyright Notice and Disclaimer.
Acquiring the Code
CCSM source code is distributed through a public Subversion code repository. This code can be checked out using Subversion client software, such as the command tool svn, or simply viewed with a web browser.
A short registration is required to access the repository. After registering, you will receive an email containing a user name and password that is necessary to gain access to the repository.
Acquistion of the code is more fully described in the CCSM4.0 User's Guide.
Version Summaries and Known Problems
The following table lists the available versions of code along with their test record and any known problems in the code.
Reporting a Problem
If you have any problems, please first read the User's Guide including the sections on FAQs and Use Cases. Please also refer to the CCSM Bulletin Board, which is in place to facilitate communication within the CCSM community. Finally, please also refer to the Known Problems entries that are provided with every release and release update. If questions or problems still exist, then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Support questions will be answered as resources are available.