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The 100th PISM-using paper!
The 100th PISM-using paper!

At the end of May we found the 100th PISM-using paper:

Version 1.1

PISM v1.1 was tagged on 7 December 2018. It includes a large number of model improvements and issue resolutions (see the change log), but it is an incremental release. Please use this version, or the (master branch), unless you have a good reason to use an older one!

Openhub's summary of the PISM project

We think PISM has pretty-good open-source-software cred. But don’t take our word for it. Here is the automatically-generated nutshell (here, on 4 November 2017) at


LARMIP is the Linear Antarctic Response to basal melting Model Intercomparison Project. PISM is one of several participating models. The goal is to use the newest models to compute a linear-response sea level contribution to inform the IPCC-AR6. Find all necessary materials at

PhD opportunity in ice-ocean interaction (modeling)

The Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a PhD student for the recently funded NSF project “Understanding the controls on spatial and temporal variability in ice discharge using a Greenland-wide ice sheet model”. The overall goal of this project is to develop novel parameterizations of ice-ocean interaction that are suitable for large scale ice-sheet modeling. The interdisciplinary project is co-led by Andy Aschwanden (UAF; ice sheet modeling) and Patrick Heimbach (U Texas at Austin, ocean modeling) and comprises two PhD positions, one focussing on the ocean side (see separate announcement) and the other on the ice sheet side (this posting). The student here at UAF will implement and test parameterizations within the framework of the Parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM) but will closely collaborate with U Texas, including mutual visits.