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Ocean Dynamics in the DOE Energy, Exascale, Earth System Model (E3SM)

Petersen, Mark; Hoch, Kristin; Djidjev, Christie; Van Roekel, Luke

Climate research at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) includes the development of ocean, sea-ice, atmosphere, land-vegetation and land-ice models.  The ability to run high-resolution global simulations efficiently on the world’s largest computers is a priority for the DOE.  This movie shows simulations from the variable-resolution ocean model, the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS-Ocean), which is developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. MPAS-Ocean is a component of the DOE’s newly released Energy, Exascale, Earth System Model (E3SM).  Applications of E3SM include the simulation of 20th-century and future climate scenarios, as well as special configurations where model resolution is enhanced in regions of particular interest, like coastal areas, the Arctic, or below Antarctic ice shelves.

Website: https://e3sm.org.  

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