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Sea-Ice component


CICE is a numerical model for simulating the growth, melting and movement of polar sea ice. This software package was developed by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory team and is currently managed by the CICE Consortium, an international group of institutions formed to maintain and develop CICE in the public domain.

Configurations that use CICE

There are 2 CICE versions currently used in ACCESS models: CICE5 and CICE6.

CICE5 is used in ACCESS-CM2, ACCESS-ESM1.5 and ACCESS-OM2.

CICE6 is not yet included in any ACCESS-NRI-supported configuration, but will be included in ACCESS-OM3, a configuration currently under development.

Last update: April 22, 2024