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A numerical model designed for study of the atmosphere, ocean, and climate, MITgcm’s flexible non-hydrostatic formulation enables it to efficiently simulate fluid phenomena over a wide range of scales; its adjoint capabilities enable it to be applied to sensitivity questions and to parameter and state estimation problems. By employing fluid equation isomorphisms, a single dynamical kernel can be used to simulate flow of both the atmosphere and ocean. The model is developed to perform efficiently on a wide variety of computational platforms.

  • Assimilating Antarctic Sea-ice Thickness Data

    A team, bringing together researchers from China, Europe, and the US, use MITgcm to develop a new data assimilation system for the Southern Ocean with the aim of improving sea-ice thickness estimates in the region.

  • A Big Enough Flood

    Geologists from WHOI and UMass have been using MITgcm to probe whether melting arctic sea-ice could have slowed the AMOC enough to precipitate the Younger Dryas.

  • Med Modeling

    A team of Italian climate modelers has been evaluating the performance of a new version of the Regional Earth System Model (RegCM-ES) over the Mediterranean region. The model uses MITgcm for its ocean component.

  • Lake MITgcm

    Researchers use MITgcm to demonstrate how hydrodynamic processes in lakes can intensify the potential impact of watershed pollutants on coastal ecosystems.

  • Blooming Antarctica

    Researchers use MITgcm to understand how phytoplankton blooms and inorganic carbon respond to sea-ice variability in the West Antarctic Peninsula.

  • 2020 Research Roundup

    Happy 2021: Another new year, another new research roundup! Best wishes as always to MITgcmers past, MITgcmers present and MITgcmers yet to come…