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The Parallel Ice Sheet Model pism0.7 is an open source, parallel, high-resolution ice sheet model. Features:
|Testing the sensitivity of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to Southern Ocean dynamics: past changes and future implications|
|investigators:||C. Fogwill, C. Turney, K. Meissner, N. Golledge, P. Spence, J. Roberts, M. England, R. Jones, and L. Carter|
|journal:||Journal of Quaternary Science|
The stability of the Antarctic ice sheet and its contribution to sea level under projected future warming remains highly uncertain. The Last Interglacial (LI; 135–116 ka ago) is a potential analogue for the present period, with sea levels 6.6–9.4 m higher than present, and thus it deserves study. This paper examines a possible source of LI sea-level rise. These authors report on model simulations exploring the effects of migrating Southern Hemisphere Westerlies (SHWs) on Southern Ocean circulation and Antarctic ice-sheet dynamics. The effect on ice dynamics is modeled with PISM, which plays only a supporting role in this work. They conclude that southerly shifts in winds may have significantly impacted the sub-polar gyres, inducing pervasive warming of 0.2–0.8 °C in the upper 1200 m adjacent to sectors of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS). Thus the EAIS potentially made a substantial, hitherto unsuspected, contribution to LI sea levels.
This release has substantial changes to the code base, but users will not see large differences. The goal of most code changes is to improve maintainability, and our speed in fixing bugs and adding features, so we ask users to update from v0.6 unless they have a good reason against it.
If you already have a git repo for pism then upgrade by doing
git fetch origin git checkout stable0.7
in the PISM source tree. (Or get a new tagged
.zip at github.com/pism/pism/releases.) Then do
in the build directory.
The install directions in
INSTALL.md, included in the source release, should help with installation errors, but there is also an Installation Manual. Feel free to email email@example.com with installation questions; please include the failed commands and the error message(s).
Lists below give user-visible changes. For a full list of changes since v0.6, please see CHANGES.md in the source release.
Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for help with any version of PISM.
At the AGU Fall Meeting 2014, PISM simulations and results were featured in a number of posters and oral presentations.
PISM is jointly developed at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). UAF developers, who are in the Glaciers Group at the GI, are supported by NASA's Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction and Cryospheric Sciences Programs (grants NAG5-11371, NNX09AJ38C, NNX13AM16G, NNX13AK27G) and by the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center.