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Tracking the Heat

Researchers in the US and the UK have been analyzing ocean heat transport in a recent ECCO dataset to investigate how it varies globally


Exploring ENSO-Related Global Ocean Heat Content Variations in ECCOv4

Researchers from China and Australia have been using the ECCOv4 dataset, an MITgcm product, to investigate ENSO-Related Global Ocean Heat Content Variations.


ECCO Sheds Light on Upper Ocean Variability Around New Zealand.

This month we spotlight research from a team in New Zealand who have been using the MITgcm-based ECCOv4 ocean reanalysis product to examine how air–sea heat flux and ocean heat transport convergence due to ocean dynamics contribute to variability of upper ocean temperatures around New Zealand.


Wind Blown

In a new study, researchers from Scripps have been using MITgcm to evaluate the role form stress across bottom topography plays in balancing the input of stress by wind at the surface.


Slip Sliding Away…

alt text goes hereDan Goldberg has been working with longtime MITgcmer Patrick Heimbach, looking at new ways to assimilate observations into glaciological flow models capable of representing fast streaming ice flow.


Looping the loop in the Gulf of Mexico

alt text goes hereThis month we focus on several recent papers that have used MITgcm and its adjoint to perform state estimates and explore its ocean forecasting capabilities in the Gulf of Mexico.


MITgcm: Ready for Prime Time

Earth from Space title creditFor anyone who has ever wrestled with vizualising output from MITgcm, Earth from Space, the stunning new documentary from PBS’s NOVA series demands serious respect.


MITgcm on Ice

In a recent paper in the Journal of Physical Oceanography, An Nguyen (MIT) and co-authors Ronald Kwok (JPL) and Dimitris Menemenlis (JPL) report on work using MITgcm to better understand the origin and character of  the western arctic, upper halocline.



Modeling the Ocean Response to Hurricanes

Hurricane IsabelFamiliar as we are with satellite images of hurricanes, the impact of these powerful storms on the upper ocean is markedly less visible. Dr Sarah Zedler (Texas A&M University) has been using MITgcm to help understand the features that appear in oceanic field data as a result of hurricane passage above.