I’m thrilled to announce the public release of Icepack v1.0, the CICE Consortium’s new sea ice column physics code. It includes all physical parameterizations from the CICE sea ice model that are limited to single grid-cell columns or Lagrangian elements, independent of the grid and other sea ice model infrastructure. Many aspects of the physics and biogeochemistry that were previously embedded in CICE version 5 now reside within Icepack, and new features have also been added. In addition to the column physics modules from CICE, this software package includes a stand-alone driver and automated testing using a comprehensive test suite.
To accompany this release, we will soon release the accompanying dynamical core of the CICE Consortium sea ice modeling suite as part of CICEv6. Further information about the CICE Consortium can be found at https://github.com/CICE-Consortium/About-Us.
If you were a CICE user but someone else has taken over for you, please forward this message to the appropriate person. Thank you!
Sincere thanks go to the agencies and institutions supporting this effort:
Department of Energy
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Science Foundation
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Department of Defense
Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center
Navy Postgraduate School
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Environment and Climate Change Canada
CICE Consortium Lead Coordinator
DOE Earth System Modeling Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory