Exploring AMOC Sensitivity

A team from the UK has been using an ocean-only configuration of the MITgcm and its adjoint to explore the sensitivity of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation to surface heat and freshwater fluxes over the Subpolar Gyre.

July 3, 2019 by Helen Hill

Breaking the Ice

Researchers from Germany and Canada study fracturing of sea ice by comparing different rheologies in the MITgcm sea-ice package

May 26, 2019 by Helen Hill

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

April 25, 2019 by Helen Hill

High Latitude Channel Flow Revisited

Canadian researchers have been using the MITgcm in an idealized channel to investigate high-latitude tidal dynamics relevant to the fjords and channels of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

March 26, 2019 by Helen Hill

Time for Time-Varying Diffusivity?

Researchers Julius Busecke and Ryan Abernathey have been using MITgcm in a study geared towards developing a time-resolved global dataset of surface lateral mesoscale eddy diffusivities.

February 26, 2019 by Helen Hill

2018 Research Roundup

Happy 2019: Another new year, another research roundup! Best wishes to MITgcmers past, MITgcmers present and MITgcmers yet to come…

January 15, 2019 by Helen Hill

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.

December 8, 2018 by Helen Hill

Modeling in Anticipation of Future Space Missions

A team of researchers from JPL and the University of Hawaii analyzed the distribution of internal gravity waves and submesoscale balanced motions in the near-surface around the globe in a recent 1/48° MITgcm simulation.

November 6, 2018 by Helen Hill

When the Wind Blows Harder

Andreas Klocker, an oceanographer working at the University of Tasmania, has been using MITgcm to explore the sensitivity of ventilation to surface wind stress in the Southern Ocean.

October 3, 2018 by Helen Hill

Cooling Climate with Volcanoes

MIT study uses MITgcm to probe the ocean’s role in mediating the climate’s response to volcanic eruptions.

September 30, 2018 by Helen Hill