Change log

ISSM 4.18 (Under development)

Important Name change

  • WARNING: we have simplified md.mask to accomodate sea level calculations md.mask.groundedice_levelset is now md.mask.ocean_levelset so that:
  • md.mask.ocean_levelset>0 and md.mask.ice_levelset>0 : ice-free land
  • md.mask.ocean_levelset>0 and md.mask.ice_levelset<0 : grounded ice
  • md.mask.ocean_levelset<0 and md.mask.ice_levelset>0 : ocean
  • md.mask.ocean_levelset<0 and md.mask.ice_levelset<0 : floating ice
  • Old models are automatically converted to this new convention. Make sure to update your parameter files (you only need to rename md.mask.groundedice_levelset to md.mask.ocean_levelset, no change of sign required).
  • For the Schoof friction law, we now use LaTeX equation instead of LaTeX equation so make sure to take the square root of md.friction.C if you are loading an old model.

External packages

  • Added support for PETSc 3.12, 3.13 and 3.14. mpich is now installed through PETSc

Other

  • Added checkpointing capability for CoDiPack

ISSM 4.17 (Release 2020-04-01)

Other

  • Entirely rewrote the management of inputs in the C++ code, which should significantly improve the efficiency of 3D models.
  • WARNING: You will need to recompile triangle in externalpackages (See ISSM Forum for instructions to update your configuration after updating).

ISSM 4.16 (Release 2019-11-01)

New features

  • ocean undercutting now has its own class md.frontalforcings
  • Added support for Python 3
  • Added Schoof and Tsai friction law
  • Added ISMIP6 sub-shelf melting rates
  • Added ice front and grounding line flux as possible output ('TotalCalvingFluxLevelset' and 'GroundinglineMassFlux')
  • Added GlaDS subglacial hydrology solver

Other

  • Significantly improved the scaling of ISSM thanks to feedback from Martin Rueckamp.

ISSM 4.15 (Release 2018-10-05)

New features

  • Integrated CoDiPack and MeDiPack for automatic differentiation
  • Added PDD Scheme from SICOPOLIS

ISSM 4.14 (Release 2018-08-28)

New features

  • implemeted sea level solver
  • implemeted different melt interpolation at elements crossing the grounding line
  • Added PICO and PICOP melt parameterizations

Other

  • hydrologysommers() has been renamed hydrologicalshakti()
  • WARNING: we now have to specify the melt and friction parameterization at the grounding line. You should use the defaults: md.groundingline.melt_interpolation='NoMeltOnPartiallyFloating'; and md.groundingline.friction_interpolation='SubelementFriction1';
  • WARNING: python users are now responsible for using their own python package and make sure that SciPy and NumPy are correctly installed. The ones of externalpackages will be removed. We updated the instructions on the installation page.

ISSM 4.13 (Release 2018-05-10)

New features

  • WARNING: material parameters B, D and E are not averaged over the elements anymore, if you have non-uniform fields, your results will be different with this new version of ISSM
  • new capability to compute 3-D crustal motions induced by the applied surface loads (md.esa)
  • new capability to compute sea-level "fingerprint" induced by land hydrological changes (including ice melting) on elastically-compressible, self-gravitating, rotating Earth (md.slr)
  • new class for adaptive (bounded) time stepping: timesteppingadaptive
  • new Adaptive mesh refinement capability, not fully supported yet
  • Implemented PICO ice shelf melt rate parameterization

Important bug fix

  • Fixed a significant memory leak when md.transient.output_frequency is greater than 1

Other

  • class settings has been renamed issmsettings to avoid shadowing MATLAB's settings function. Make sure to change md.settings.output_frequency when you load old models as this field cannot be recovered.
  • we removed md.stressbalance.viscosity_overshoot, which does not speed up simulations and makes FS crash

ISSM 4.12 (Release 2017-05-19)

New features

  • Higher order finite elements for thermal models (P1xP2 and P1xP3)
  • Adaptive mesh refinement (still under development)

Other

  • Upgraded to mpich 3.2

ISSM 4.11 (Release 2016-11-04)

New features

  • Added new anisotropic rheology law ESTAR (publication in preparation)

Important bug fix

  • For flowline models, the SSA and HO effective strain rates were not accounting for LaTeX equation. This is now fixed.

Other

    solve, you now need to replace the Enum by one of the following strings:
    • 'Stressbalance' or 'sb'
    • 'Masstransport' or 'mt'
    • 'Thermal' or 'th'
    • 'Steadystate' or 'ss'
    • 'Transient' or 'tr'
    • 'Balancethickness' or 'mc'
    • 'Balancevelocity' or 'bv'
    • 'BedSlope' or 'bsl'
    • 'SurfaceSlope' or 'ssl'
    • 'Hydrology' or 'hy'
    • 'DamageEvolution' or 'da'
    • 'Gia' or 'gia'
    • 'Sealevelrise' or 'slr'
    For example: md=solve(md,'Stressbalance') is now md=solve(md,'Stressbalance') or simply md=solve(md,'sb')
  • upgraded to PETSc 3.7
  • No need to install MATLAB anymore in externalpackages. You will potentially need to edit your configuring script (configure.sh) and include the path to MATLAB instead of $ISSM_DIR/externalpackages/matlab/install. For example:
    --with-matlab-dir="/Applications/MATLAB_R2015b.app/" \

ISSM 4.10 (Release 2016-04-25)

New features

  • Added moving boundary capability based on level set method
  • Added support for Dakota 6.2

Important bug fix

  • Time series of constraints for the vertical velocities were not treated correctly for SSA and HO
  • 2D SIA has been fixed

Other

  • WARNING: md.surfaceforcings has been renamed md.smb

ISSM 4.9 (Release 2015-02-12)

  • Increase performance by 20-30%
  • Minor bug fixes and code enhancements
  • Replaced md.mesh.hemisphere by md.mesh.epsg which gives the EPSG code of the projection being used

ISSM 4.8 (Release 2014-07-30)

  • WARNING: md.basalforcings.melting_rate is now split into:
    • md.basalforcings.floatingice_melting_rate that is applied to floating ice only
    • md.basalforcings.groundedice_melting_rate that is applied to grounded ice only
  • Upgraded to PETSc 3.5
  • Added support for MATLAB 2014
  • Added analytical validation tests
  • Added new surface mass balance parameterization classes
  • Minor bug fixes

ISSM 4.7 (Release: 2014-05-13)

Release for the ISSM workshop:

  • Added m1qn3 optimization algorithm
  • Minor bug fixes

ISSM 4.6 (Release: 2014-04-22)

New features

  • Improved Taylor Hood Full-Stokes elements in 3d
  • Implemented SSA and HO model in 2d flowband
  • Added Cuffey and Paterson relationship between T and B (p75). One can use cuffey.m or md.materials.rheology_law='Cuffey'
  • Damage evolution model

Other

  • WARNING: md.geometry.bed has been renamed md.geometry.base
  • WARNING: md.geometry.bathymetry has been renamed md.geometry.bed
  • WARNING: md.mesh.vertexonbed has been renamed md.mesh.vertexonbase
  • the surfaceforcings class is now divided into different subclasses depending on the model of surface mass balance needed (SMB, SMBpdd and SMBgradients, more to come)
  • the mesh class is now divided into different subclasses depending on the type of mesh (2d, 3d prisms, 3d tetras, etc)

ISSM 4.5 (Release: 2013-10-28)

New features

  • We now have a Full-Stokes flowband model on a fully unstructured mesh (no grounding line dynamics yet)
  • Damage evolution model. If you do not want to activate this functionality (default), you will need to add the following fields to the model:
md.damage.D=zeros(md.mesh.numberofvertices,1); md.damage.spcdamage=NaN*ones(md.mesh.numberofvertices,1);

Other

  • md.inversion.cost_functions has now only one line (i.e., the cost function is no longer step dependent)

Update conflict

You might get the following error message from svn:

Summary of conflicts: Tree conflicts: 1 D C 16566 trunk/src/c/analyses > local unversioned, incoming add upon update

which can be resolved using the following:

cd $ISSM_DIR/src/c svn resolve --accept=working analyses svn revert --depth=infinity analyses

ISSM 4.4 (Release: 2013-09-16)

Installation

  • configure now checks that the directories provided exist (e.g. -with-petsc). Make sure to remove the lines that are not necessary in your configure file.

New features

  • SSA is now available with quadratic finite elements (P2 Lagrange), or with bubble functions (P1+ statically condensed or not)
  • HO is now available with quadratic finite elements (P1xP2, P2xP1 and P2xP2 Lagrange), or with bubble functions (P1+ statically condensed or not)
  • FS now available with Taylor-Hood finite elements (P2-P1)

Other

  • setflowequation now takes as argument 'SIA', 'SSA', 'HO' or 'FS' instead of 'hutter', 'macayeal', 'pattyn' and 'stokes' respectively.
  • diagnostic is now stressbalance and prognostic is masstransport. Make sure to update model fields and Enums accordingly.
  • md.mask has been entirely redesigned and now has only two fields: ice_levelset (which is positive for the nodes where ice is present), and groundedice_levelset (which is positive for grounded ice). Example:
md.friction.coefficient(find(md.mask.vertexonfloatingice))=0.;

is now:

md.friction.coefficient(find(md.mask.groundedice_levelset<0.))=0.;
  • we removed the startup.m file. you now need to add the path manually when you start MATLAB or use the following command:
matlab -r "addpath $ISSM_DIR/bin/ $ISSM_DIR/lib/"
  • python users can use
import sys;sys.path.append('$ISSM_DIR/bin/'); sys.path.append('$ISSM_DIR/lib/')

ISSM 4.3 (Release: 2013-07-02)

Installation

  • ISSM configuration file: -with-mpi-lib is now -with-mpi-libflags
  • externalpackages/mpich2 has been renamed externalpackages/mpich, you will need to reinstall mpich and petsc and recompile ISSM.

New features

  • 'googlemaps' option for plotmodel, which overlays onto satellite image from Google.
  • New GIA model from Ivins et al.
  • Added support for PETSc 3.4 and mpich 3.0
  • Sub-element support for grounding line dynamics

Other

  • mpich2 is now trunk/externalpackages/mpich
  • md.petsc is now md.toolkits

ISSM 4.2 (Release: 2012-06-01)

Installation

  • automake and autoconf are now installed along with libtool in one single directory autotools. You can remove externalpackages/autoconf and externalpackages/automake and install externalpackages/autotools. You will need to source $ISSM_DIR/etc/environment.sh after the installation.
  • You might need to reinstall mpich2 and petsc so that shared libraries are available to libtool.

Other

  • The MATLAB code has been entirely reorganized
  • PETSc 3.3 is now available (we still recommend PETSc 3.2 for now)

ISSM 4.1 (Release: 2012-04-16)

Installation

  • ISSM_TIER was renamed ISSM_DIR throughout the code. You will need to update your .bashrc and change all ISSM_TIER to ISSM_DIR
  • External packages are now downloaded from the ISSM website when installed. This does not change the current install but makes the download of ISSM much faster, and the svn repository lighter

New features

  • Newton's method available for SSA and HO
  • Exact adjoint available for SSA and HO
  • Added new Ordinary Kriging module
  • Improved python interface, still under development

Other

  • The serial code has been entirely stripped out. As a consequence, the cluster none cannot be used anymore. The installation is faster and the code cleaner.