Accession Number : ADA309118

Title :   Software Users Manual for the Polar Ice Prediction System Version 2.0.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS COASTAL AND SEMI-ENCLOSED SEAS SE CTION

Personal Author(s) : Posey, Pamela G. ; Preller, Ruth H. ; Crout, Julia W.

PDF Url : ADA309118

Report Date : 02 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The Polar Ice Prediction System Version 2.0 is an ice-ocean coupled system that provides daily forecasts of ice drift, ice thickness, and ice concentration for most ice-covered areas in the Northern Hemisphere. The model is driven by daily atmospheric forcing from the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System. The model is initialized from its own previous 24-h forecast with an additional weak constraint back to Levitus climatology placed on the ocean temperature and salinity. This Software Users Manual (SUM) provides instructions for the operation and use of the PIPS2.0 system. The SUM also includes information concerning the input/output of the system and the necessary commands to execute the forecast system.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *USER MANUALS, *ICE FORECASTING, POLAR REGIONS, TEMPERATURE, THICKNESS, PREDICTIONS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, DRIFT, ICE, OCEANS, SALINITY, CLIMATOLOGY, DAILY OCCURRENCE, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE