ECCO Puts Focus on Southern Ocean
[Apr-2006] In a collaboration with the San Diego Computer Center (SDSC) ECCO is producing a Southern Ocean state estimate based on the adjoint method. After successfully tackling technical difficulties in setting up an adjoint model at 1/6 degree horizontal resolution which can run efficiently on 600 pocessors of SDSC's IBM Power-4 "DataStar", production has begun by fitting the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) to a variety of observation during the year 2004.
The work led by MIT's Matthew Mazloff was featured in the April 2006 issue of the SDSC Nuggets magazine ("Predicting the State of the Ocean") and Issue 4, February 2006 of the SDSC Thread ("Estimating the State of the Southern Ocean") by Matthew Mazloff.