MIT General Circulation Model


The MIT General Circulation Model (MITgcm) is a numerical computer code that solves the equations of motion governing the ocean or Earth's atmosphere using the finite volume method. It was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was one of the first non-hydrostatic models of the ocean. It has an automatically generated adjoint that allows the model to be used for data assimilation. The MITgcm is written in the programming language Fortran.


See also


  • Marshall, John; A. Adcroft; C. Hill; L. Perelman; C. Heisey (1997). "A finite-volume, incompressible Navier Stokes model for studies of the ocean on parallel computers". Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 102 (C3): 5753–5766. Bibcode:1997JGR...102.5753M. doi:10.1029/96JC02775.

External links

  • The MITgcm home page
  • Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science at MIT
  • The ECCO2 consortium