Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

INALT20

Indian Ocean and Atlantic Nest at 1/20°

Global Bathymetry (based on BlueMarble by the NASA Visible Earth Project). Boundaries of the AGRIF nest are shown as yellow frame.

To investigate the role of (sub-)mesoscale variability in the Agulhas region around South Africa and the interplay between Agulhas and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, INALT20 is set up as the successor of INALT01. Apart from the increased resolution the new configuration also expands into the Southern ocean. 

Person in charge: Jonathan Durgadoo

Characteristics

Global
  • NEMO ocean
  • LIM2 sea ice (elastic-viscous rheology)
  • Tripolar ORCA grid
  • Total Grid Points:
Host:
Nest
  • Grid Points: 
  • Typical Grid Point Distance: ~4.5 km
  • Time Step:

Simulations

  • Climatological control experiment (planned)
  • Hindcast reference experiment (1948-2009 planned)

Projects

  • BMBF SPACES

Models

Global


Global + Nest

 


Regional
Process-oriented

Model and Data Management

For general questions about the model configurations and data access, please contact:

Dr. Markus Scheinert
West Shore Building
Room 427
Phone: 0431 600-4014
email: mscheinert(at)geomar.de

Dr. Klaus Getzlaff
West Shore - Alte Botanik
Room 51
Phone: 0431 600-4179
email: kgetzlaff(at)geomar.de