Tracking Down Climate’s Tipping Points
A group at UNIGE in Switzerland uses MITgcm aquaplanet experiments to probe climate sensitivity.
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.
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.
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.
Cooling Climate with Volcanoes
MIT study uses MITgcm to probe the ocean’s role in mediating the climate’s response to volcanic eruptions.
Mixing it Up in the Dead Sea
Work from Ben Gurion University in Israel uses MITgcm to explore the importance of non-hydrostatic effects in the Dead Sea.
Understanding the Circulation on Saturn
This month we spotlight work from Canadian researchers Yakov Afanasyev and Yang Zhang who have combined MITgcm direct numerical simulations with physical fluid laboratory experiments in an exploration of what might be creating monster cyclonic vortices at the poles of Saturn.
Exploring the Southern Ocean pCO2 Wind Stress Connection
This month we spotlight work from UK researchers led by Ben Bronselaer (formerly of Oxford, now at Princeton) who have been using MITgcm to understand the feedback between mixed-layer partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2 and wind stress in the Southern Ocean.
The Seesawing Indonesian Through Flow
This month we spotlight work from researcher Wlademir Santis (Oceanographic Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Pça. do Oceanográfico, Brazil) and co-authors who have been using MITgcm in work seeking to understand how the Indonesian Throughflow (ITF) might vary under ice age conditions.