Documentation for PISM, the Parallel Ice Sheet Model

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I visualize PISM results, like modeled surface velocity, using python scripts?

How do I prepare real data for input to PISM?

  • Answer 1: You can start with the SeaRISE data sets, which are already in the NetCDF format, and modify their metadata, as in the Greenland example, the Antarctica example, and the Jakobshavn regional model example in the PISM User's Manual. The preprocessing scripts in question are part of the PISM release.
  • Answer 2: Similarly, SeaRISE and MEaSURES data sets are combined in the Ross ice shelf example, documented in the PISM User's Manual, which is part of the PISM release.
  • Answer 3: You can see several Greenland data set examples, using data from NSIDC and other sources, in the collection data-preprocessing at github.com/pism.
  • Answer 4: Even if you cannot start with data in existing NetCDF files, you can at least quickly create a PISM-readable NetCDF file with the right dimensions for “bootstrapping”, i.e. for the option -boot_file. See PISMNC.py, which is in the PISM release in directory util/.

How do I report a bug in PISM?

Answer: See this page.

How do I cite PISM in a publication that uses it?

Answer: See this page.

A stress balance solve failed. What do I do?

Answer: See this page.

What options are best to give to PETSc for the SSA stress balances solve in PISM?

Answer: See this page.

PISM build issues:

How do I check which libraries were found by CMake?

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I accidentally installed PISM in /usr/local/. How do I clean up the mess?

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How do I tell CMake to use a particular MPI implementation?

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How do I ... write source code using PISM C++ classes?

faq.txt · Last modified: 2015/11/07 20:47 by Ed Bueler
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