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Arctic Shipping Forecast

MITgcm underpins a new Chinese Arctic sea-ice prediction system.

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.

The Trouble With Sea-Ice

This month we spotlight work by a team from McGill University who have been using MITgcm to model oil spill scenarios around the Arctic Ocean Basin to better understand spill behavior in the presence of sea-ice.

Mercury Rising

A joint Harvard – MIT study uses MITgcm to explore the biogeochemistry of riverine mercury.

Sea – Ice Interplay

In a novel approach, MITgcmers Ian Fenty and Patrick Heimbach use optimal state and parameter estimation to improve the sea-ice simulations.

Overflowing with Movies

Nuno Serra from the University of Hamburg has used MITgcm in many ocean modeling projects, both from a process-modelling perspective and “realistically”, incorporating forcing from NCEP and ECMWF. He is especially interested in the processes regulating North Atlantic and North Pacific inter-annual to inter-decadal variability. A particular passion is overflows.

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.

北极海冰数值预报的初步研究!!!MITgcm基于海冰!海洋耦合模式!”# $

Bathymetry and boundaries of the Arctic domain in the model - source Yang et al., 2011.This month we shine light on recently published work by a team of Chinese investigators who have been using MITgcm to study Arctic sea ice.

Arctic Carbon Cycle Modeling

Arctic Biogeochemical Model - Change in Surface Net Community Production, year-on-year between 2006 and 2007 using MITgcm. Motivated by observations indicating rapidly falling annual sea-ice minima, Manfredi Manizza and co-workers have been using an Arctic configuration of MITgcm to explore the Arctic Ocean Carbon Cycle.