CESM2 | CICE Documentation

Introduction

CICE5.1.2 is the latest released version of the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model. 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 Earth System Model (CESM), a fully-coupled global climate model that provides simulations of the earths past, present and future climate states. CICE5 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.

Documentation

  • CESM-CICE 5.0 Users Guide [HTML] [PDF]
  • CICE: The Los Alamos Sea Ice Model [Link]
    Documentation and Software User's Manual from Los Alamos National Laboratory

Namelist and Input Parameters