Documentation for PISM, the Parallel Ice Sheet Model

How to cite PISM

Acknowledging PISM funding source

If you use PISM for a publication then please assist us by acknowledging the funding that makes PISM available. Include the statement: “Development of PISM is supported by NASA grants NNX13AM16G and NNX13AK27G.”

On PISM-using papers we ask for an acknowledgement of funding, as above, and a citation to the design of PISM (below). However, unless PISM developers are involved in the preparation of publications at a co-author level, we do not expect co-authorship on PISM-using papers.


Please cite at least one of Aschwanden et al. (2012), Bueler and Brown (2009), or Winkelmann et al. (2011), as appropriate to the application. We also recommend that you cite the current website ( These references appear as bibtex below.

If your results came from source code modifications to PISM then we request that your publication say so explicitly.

If your study relies specifically on nontrivial tuning of, or modification of, PISM sub-models, such as surface forcing, ocean forcing, earth deformation, hydrology, calving, or fracture mechanics, please see the list of PISM publications and contact the corresponding author/developer for information on additional citations.

@article {Aschwandenetal2012,
  AUTHOR = {Aschwanden, A. and E. Bueler and C. Khroulev and H. Blatter},
   TITLE = {An enthalpy formulation for glaciers and ice sheets},
 JOURNAL = {J. Glaciol.},
  VOLUME = {58},
  NUMBER = {209},
   PAGES = {441--457},
     DOI = {10.3189/2012JoG11J088},
    YEAR = {2012},
@article {BuelerBrown2009,
  AUTHOR = {E. Bueler and J. Brown},
   TITLE = {Shallow shelf approximation as a "sliding law" in a
            thermodynamically-coupled ice sheet model},
 JOURNAL = {J. Geophys. Res.},
  VOLUME = {114},
     DOI = {10.1029/2008JF001179},
    YEAR = {2009},
@article {Winkelmannetal2011,
  AUTHOR = {Winkelmann, R. and Martin, M. A. and Haseloff, M. and Albrecht, T.
            and Bueler, E. and Khroulev, C. and Levermann, A.},
   TITLE = {The {P}otsdam {P}arallel {I}ce {S}heet {M}odel ({PISM-PIK}) {P}art 1:
            {M}odel description},
 JOURNAL = {The Cryosphere},
  VOLUME = {5},
   PAGES = {715--726},
     DOI = {10.5194/tc-5-715-2011},
    YEAR = {2011},
@misc {pism-web-page,
  AUTHOR = {the PISM authors},
   TITLE = {{PISM}, a {P}arallel {I}ce {S}heet {M}odel},
     URL = {},
    YEAR = {2016},
citing_pism.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/18 11:40 by Ed Bueler
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