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Sea Ice Modeling with CICE


CICE5 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 Earth System Model (CESM), a fully-coupled global climate model that provides simulations of the earths past, present and future climate states. CICE 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. Future releases of CICE will be handed through the CICE Consortium.

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For questions related to looking at CESM-CICE output.
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for general information regarding the sea ice component of CESM
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for fundamental sea ice science and modeling questions (not software)
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for issues encountered within the CESM coupled framework
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by dbailey
09/03/2019 - 1:49pm
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For CICE v6+ development including: bugs, diagnostics, testing, and future directions. Information about the CICE Consortium and model code can be found at
31 finding the CICE Consortium
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