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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.

Lake Modeling

Figure 1. Summer-time, mean circulation. The plot shows depth integrated current (arrows) overlying column average water temperature (colored). Arrows illustrating vector flow are plotted every 5 grid-points.

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…