ISMIP (Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project) arose from the Numerical Experimentation Group of CliC (Climate and Cryosphere - a core project of the World Climate Research Programme co-sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research).
ISMIP aims to produce a new set of model intercomparison exercises to test the current generation of ice flow codes. It is a follow-up to the EISMINT phases I and II, which activity inspired much of the ice-sheet model development during the nineties in laboratories worldwide.
New model setups have now been prepared for higher-order flow models (HOM), Heinrich-type of ice-sheet instabilities (HEINO), polar ice sheet models (POLICE), and marine ice sheet models (MISMIP).
There exist new descriptions for 4 intercomparison topics, each of which
is coordinated by the person(s) mentioned in brackets:
A first discussion meeting for ISMIP-HOM and ISMIP-HEINO took place during the EGU General Assembly 2007 in Vienna
A further discussion meeting for ISMIP exercises is envisaged to take place during EGU 2008
Interested participants are kindly requested to send an E-mail to the respective topic coordinator and to Philippe Huybrechts. That will help to create a mailing list for further announcements.