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3. Getting started with MITgcm

This chapter is divided into two main parts. The first part, which is covered in sections 3.1 through 3.7, contains information about how to run experiments using MITgcm. The second part, covered in sections 3.9 through 3.20, contains a set of step-by-step tutorials for running specific pre-configured atmospheric and oceanic experiments.

We believe the best way to familiarize yourself with the model is to run the case study examples provided with the base version. Information on how to obtain, compile, and run the code is found here as well as a brief description of the model structure directory and the case study examples. Information is also provided here on how to customize the code when you are ready to try implementing the configuration you have in mind. The code and algorithm are described more fully in chapters 2 and 4.


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