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Lake MITgcm

Researchers use MITgcm to demonstrate how hydrodynamic processes in lakes can intensify the potential impact of watershed pollutants on coastal ecosystems.

Blooming Antarctica

Researchers use MITgcm to understand how phytoplankton blooms and inorganic carbon respond to sea-ice variability in the West Antarctic Peninsula.

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.