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Global Ocean Simulation at 4. Resolution

This example experiment demonstrates using the MITgcm to simulate the planetary ocean circulation. The simulation is configured with realistic geography and bathymetry on a $ 4^{circ} times 4^{circ}$ spherical polar grid. Twenty levels are used in the vertical, ranging in thickness from $ 50,{rm m}$ at the surface to $ 815,{rm m}$ at depth, giving a maximum model depth of $ 6,{rm km}$. At this resolution, the configuration can be integrated forward for thousands of years on a single processor desktop computer.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-14 18:52:00
Description This example experiment demonstrates using the MITgcm to simulate the planetary ocean circulation. The simulation is configured with realistic geography and bathymetry on a $ 4^{circ} times 4^{circ}$ spherical polar grid. Twenty levels are used in the vertical, ranging in thickness from $ 50,{rm m}$ at the surface to $ 815,{rm m}$ at depth, giving a maximum model depth of $ 6,{rm km}$. At this resolution, the configuration can be integrated forward for thousands of years on a single processor desktop computer.
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Source Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Laboratory for Energy and the Environment
Keyword Geography, Bathymetry, MIT
Selector Conlin
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-14 18:49:06
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Date Last Modified 2011-02-14 15:44:57
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-14 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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