Ice Sheet System Model

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops


12 December 2011 to 13 December 2011

Where: Pasadena, California


The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of California at Irvine announces the release of the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM,, an ice sheet modeling software. To coincide with its release, the ISSM team is organizing a workshop at JPL in Pasadena, California on 12-13 December 2011, right after the AGU 2011 Fall Meeting.

The workshop will feature science talks centered on the capabilities of ISSM, such as inverse methods, higher-order modeling, and parallel computing; as well as classes and tutorials for beginners/users/power users and developers who are interested in learning modeling using ISSM. The goal of the workshop is to introduce potential users and/or developers to ISSM, and foster deeper integration of ice sheet modeling and observations within the cryospheric community.

The software was developed in the last 5 years with funding from JPL Research and Technology Development; the NASA Cryospheric and Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (MAP) programs; and more recently the NSF Eager program. It will be released in the public domain under an open source license.

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For questions, please email:
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