What you Can Do With a Really Rather Realistic Ocean Model
This month we spotlight research from MIT’s Darwin Project exploring how changes in spatial resolution impact emergent biogeochemistry and phytoplankton community structure in their work using MITgcm and the biogeochemical models they have built to surround it.
This month we focus on work led by Hajoon Song, a postdoc at MIT, who has been using MITgcm to explore nutrient sources for the Patagonia Shelf Region.
A joint Harvard – MIT study uses MITgcm to explore the biogeochemistry of riverine mercury.
Probing Phytoplankton in the Agulhas
This month we report on researchers using MITgcm to explore the role of Agulhas Rings in plankton transport observations from the Tara Oceans Expedition.
Arctic Carbon Cycle Modeling
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.
Ecological Control of Subtropical Nutrient Concentrations
In this article we spotlight recent work by Darwin Project team members Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Mick Follows and Jason Bragg, who have been examining the utility of resource control theory to interpret the relationships between organisms and resources in a global coupled physical-biogeochemistry-ecosystem model built around MITgcm…
Work by Galen McKinley and Val Bennington at the University of Wisconsin, Madison using MITgcm to model the general circulation of Lake Superior as part of a project to develop a quantitative understanding of the role such bodies of water may play in the terrestrial carbon cycle…