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Falling Water

Students make a splash using MITgcm to model falling water in a lab tank during an NSF funded undergraduate research program last summer.

Getting to the Bottom of Greenland’s Glaciers

MIT postdoc Roberta Sciascia has been using MITgcm to explore the variations in submarine melt rate of Helheim Glacier induced by glacier and intermediary circulations.

Visualizing Earth Science Data

Visualizing Earth Science DataHow would you explain the large scale pattern of weather fronts to a general audience? Roman Kowch, an undergraduate major in EAPS, has been exploring one way; as part of a UROP project with Lodovica Illari, Chris Hill and Constantinos Evangelinos.


Figure 1. The components of the system: The laboratory observatory consists of a physical system: a rotating table on which a tank, camera and control system for illumination are mounted. The computational part consists of a measurement system for velocimetry, a numerical model (MITgcm), and an assimilation system.
Work by Sai Ravela, John Marshall, Chris Hill, Andrew Wong and Scott Stransky in which they use MITgcm to provide the virtual analogue for a fluid lab experiment in the physical laboratory. This is part of an effort to demonstrate how to achieve real-time model-data synthesis, using measurements from a roboticaly controlled automated sensor system…