EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > MODELS > OCEAN GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS (OGCM)/REGIONAL OCEAN MODELS
An OGCM is the ocean counterpart of an Atmosphere general circulation model
(AGCM); it is a three-dimensional representation of the ocean and sea ice.
OGCMs are useful by themselves for studying ocean circulation, interior
processes and variability, but they depend on being supplied with data about
surface air temperature and other atmospheric properties.
For a list of some Ocean Circulation models, see