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MIT General Circulation Model (MITgcm)
Entry ID: MITgcm
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Summary
Abstract: The MITgcm (MIT General Circulation Model) is a numerical model designed for
study of the atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Its non-hydrostatic formulation
enables it to simulate fluid phenomena over a wide range of scales; its adjoint
capability enables it to be applied to parameter and state estimation problems.
By employing fluid isomorphisms, one hydrodynamical kernel can be used to
simulate flow in both the atmosphere and ocean.

http://mitgcm.org/

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: MIT's Climate Modeling Initiative

Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: The MITgcm code and documentation are under continuous development. The last official release was called "Release1_patch8" and the current development is stabilizing in anticipation of a "Release2_beta" announcement. Both the last stable release and the current CVS contents can be obtained here.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Key papers that chart the development of MITgcm

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The complete MITgcm User's Manual
Service Citation
Title: MIT General Circulation Model (MITgcm)
URL: http://mitgcm.org/
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVECTION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >STREAMFUNCTIONS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >TURBULENCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VORTICITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND CHILL   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND SHEAR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LONGSHORE CURRENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >ADVECTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >BUOY POSITION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >CONVECTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >DIFFUSION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >EDDIES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRESH WATER FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRONTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >GYRES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN MIXED LAYER   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >THERMOHALINE CIRCULATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >TURBULENCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >VORTICITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >WATER MASSES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL CURRENTS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND TENDENCY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >FLIGHT LEVEL WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
Service Provider
Climate Modeling Initiative, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, & Climate, Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JOHN MARSHALL
Phone: (617)253-9615
Email: marshall at ocean.mit.edu
Contact Address:
54-1526
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave.
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02139-4307
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

MITGCM SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: MITgcm-support at mitgcm.org
Contact Address:
54-1526
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave.
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02139-4307
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-08-17
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-03-06
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