Assimilating Antarctic Sea-ice Thickness Data
A team, bringing together researchers from China, Europe, and the US, use MITgcm to develop a new data assimilation system for the Southern Ocean with the aim of improving sea-ice thickness estimates in the region.
A Big Enough Flood
Geologists from WHOI and UMass have been using MITgcm to probe whether melting arctic sea-ice could have slowed the AMOC enough to precipitate the Younger Dryas.
Researchers use MITgcm to understand how phytoplankton blooms and inorganic carbon respond to sea-ice variability in the West Antarctic Peninsula.
Arctic Shipping Forecast
MITgcm underpins a new Chinese Arctic sea-ice prediction system.
The Thickness of Winter Water
This month we turn our attention to scientists working at NASA JPL who have been using MITgcm to examine what sets the thickness of so-called “Winter Water” in a region of the Antarctic off shore from the Pine Island Glacier.
Getting to the Bottom of Greenland’s Glaciers
MIT postdoc Roberta Sciascia has been using MITgcm to explore the variations in submarine melt rate of Helheim Glacier induced by glacier and intermediary circulations.
Snowballs in Summer
Cool off with a study from Ashkenazy, Gildor, Losch and Tziperman who use MITgcm to explore the ocean in models of snowball earth.
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.
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.
Under the Ice
In a new paper published in the Annals of Glaciology, long-time MITgcm users Patrick Heimbach and Martic Losch investigate the sensitivity of sub-ice-shelf melt rates under the Pine Island Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, to changes in the oceanic state.