Documentation for PISM, the Parallel Ice Sheet Model

NEWS: PISM version 1.1



Modeled ice flow speed on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington state, USA, for conditions near the LGM.

The Parallel Ice Sheet Model PISM v1.1 is open source and capable of high resolution. It has been widely adopted as a tool for doing science.

Features include:

Latest News

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!

2018/12/10 12:16 · Ed Bueler


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

2017/11/26 19:56 · Ed Bueler


PISM is jointly developed at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). For more about the team see the UAF Developers and PIK Developers pages.

UAF developers, who are in the Glaciers Group at the GI, are supported by NASA's Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction and Cryospheric Sciences Programs (grants NAG5-11371, NNX09AJ38C, NNX13AM16G, NNX16AQ40G, NNX17AG65G) and by NSF grants PLR-1603799 and PLR-1644277.

home.txt ยท Last modified: 2018/12/10 12:17 by Ed Bueler
© 2016 by PISM | webmaster