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3.12 Global Ocean Simulation at $ 4^\circ$ Resolution

(in directory: verification/tutorial_global_oce_latlon/)

WARNING: the description of this experiment is not complete. In particular, many parameters are not yet described.

This example experiment demonstrates using the MITgcm to simulate the planetary ocean circulation. The simulation is configured with realistic geography and bathymetry on a $ 4^{\circ} \times 4^{\circ}$ spherical polar grid. The files for this experiment are in the verification directory under tutorial_global_oce_latlon. Fifteen levels are used in the vertical, ranging in thickness from $ 50\,{\rm
m}$ at the surface to $ 690\,{\rm m}$ at depth, giving a maximum model depth of $ 5200\,{\rm m}$ . Different time-steps are used to accelerate the convergence to equilibrium [Bryan, 1984] so that, at this resolution, the configuration can be integrated forward for thousands of years on a single processor desktop computer.


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