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NASA GISS Atmosphere-Ocean Model
Entry ID: NASA_GISS_AOM
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Summary
Abstract: A coupled atmosphere-ocean model has been developed for climate predictions at decade to century time scales. Atmospheric source terms are similar to those of Hansen et al. [1983]. Atmospheric dynamic equations for mass and momentum are solved using Arakawa and Lamb's [1977] C grid scheme. Advection of potential enthalpy and water vapor uses the linear upstream scheme [Russell and Lerner, 1981]. The new global ocean model conserves mass as opposed to volume and allows for divergent flow and a free surface. Ocean mass and momentum equations are solved using a new C grid scheme. The linear upstream scheme is used for advection of potential enthalpy and salt. A version of the k-profile parameterization (KPP) mixing scheme [Large et al., 1994] is used for ocean vertical mixing. The atmosphere-ocean model uses realistic land distribution and realistic solid ground topography. Insolation has proper seasonal and diurnal cycles. Atmospheric and ocean surface fluxes are of opposite sign and are applied synchronously. Flux corrections are not used. Except for partial strength alternating binomial filters which are applied to the momentum components in the atmosphere and oceans, there is no explicit horizontal diffusion. Climate simulations of the coupled model at 4 degree x 5 degree horizontal resolution with 9 vertical layers for the atmosphere and 13 layers for the ocean is discussed by Russell et al. [2000].
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Description: Atmosphere-Ocean Model homepage with access to pdf formats and Fortran source code.
Service Citation
Originators: Dr. James R. Miller, Dr. David H. Rind, Dr. Reto A. Ruedy, Dr. Gary L. Russell, Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt
Title: Atmosphere-Ocean Model: Past Climate Change and Future Climate Predictions
Provider: Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division
URL: http://aom.giss.nasa.gov/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
HEALTH
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Service Provider
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JAMES E. HANSEN
Email: James.E.Hansen at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
Personnel
DR. GARY L. RUSSELL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 212-678-5547
Email: gary.l.russell at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA

SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8318
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-04-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2017-06-26
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