CESM Models

CESM Models: CCSM1.4 Climatological Data Sea Ice Model



This sea ice model component interacts with the CSM Flux Coupler just like any ice model would, but it is not an active model, rather, it takes SST data from an input data file, infers an ice extent, and sends this data to the Coupler, ignoring any forcing data received from the Coupler. Typically the input data file contains climatological SST data (e.g. from Shea, Trenberth, & Reynolds). Such a "dummy" ice model is useful for seeing how an active atmosphere component behaves when coupled to climatological ice extent.

Publicly Released Version

Currently only one version is available publicly. The Flux Coupler and other component models (atmosphere, land, & ocean) must be supplied separately.

Version 4.0 (released July 1998). This version is functionally equivalent to any previous version used at NCAR. [documentation] [source code]

Copyright Notice: the NCAR Climatological Data Ice Model is subject to Copyright (C) 1998, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, All Rights Reserved.