GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Recent, in-progress or submitted publications

  • download pdf M. Ilicak, A. Adcroft, S.M. Griffies and R. W. Hallberg, 2011: Spurious dianeutral mixing and the role of momentum closure. Ocean Modeling (accepted).

Older publications


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    D. Menemenlis, C. Hill, A. Adcroft, J.-M. Campin, B. Cheng, B. Ciotti, I. Fukumori, P. Heimbach, C. Henze, A. Kohl, T. Lee, D. Stammer, J. Taft and J. Zhang, 2005:
    NASA Supercomputer Improves Prospects for Ocean Climate Research.
    EOS, Transaction, American Geophysical Union.
    86 (9) 1, March 2005, 95-96.

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    J.C. Marshall, A.J. Adcroft, J.-M. Campin and C. Hill, 2004:
    Atmosphere-Ocean Modeling exploiting fluid isomorphisms.
    Month. Weath. Rev.
    132 (12), 2882-2894.

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    A. Adcroft, J.-M. Campin, C.N. Hill and J.C. Marshall, 2004:
    Implementation of an atmosphere-ocean general circulation model on the expanded spherical cube.
    Month. Weath. Rev.
    132 (12), 2845-2863.

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    A. Adcroft and J.M. Campin, 2004:
    Rescaled height coordinates for accurate representation of free-surface flows in ocean circulation models.
    Ocean Modelling.
    7, 269-284.

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    J.-M. Campin, A. Adcroft, C. Hill and J. Marshall, 2004: Conservation of properties in a free-surface model. Ocean Modelling. 6, 221-244.

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    M. Losch, A. Adcroft and J.-M. Campin, 2004:
    How sensitive are Coarse General Circulation Models to Fundamental Approximations in the Equations ofMotion?

    J. Phys. Oceanogr. 34 (1), 306-319.


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    S. Legg and A. Adcroft, 2003:
    Internal wave breaking at concave and convex continental slopes. J. Phys. Oceanogr.
    33, 2224-2246.

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    Stammer et al., 2003:
    Volume, heat an freshwater transports of the global ocean circulation 1993-2000, estimated from a general circulation model constrained by World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) data. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans. 108, (C1), 3007, doi:10.1029/2001JC001115.

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    Stammer et al., 2002:
    Global ocean circulation during 1992-1997, estimated from ocean observations
    and a general circulation model.
    J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans. 107 (C9), 3118, doi:10.1029/2001JC000888.

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    J.R. Scott, J. Marotzke and A. Adcroft, 2001:
    Geothermal heating and its influence on the meridional overturning circulation. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans 106 (C12), 31141-31154.

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    A. Adcroft, J.R. Scott and J. Marotzke, 2001:
    Impact of Geothermal Heating on the Global Ocean Circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett. 28(9), 1735-1738.

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    A.J. Adcroft, C.N. Hill and J.C. Marshall, 1999:
    A New Treatment of the Coriolis Terms in C-Grid Models at Both High and Low Resolutions. Month. Weath. Rev. 127 (8), 1928-1936.

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    A. Adcroft and D. Marshall, 1998:
    How Slippery are Piecewise-Constant Coastlines in Numerical Ocean Models? Tellus 50A, 95-108.

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    Alistair Adcroft, Chris Hill and John Marshall, 1997:
    The Representation of Topography by Shaved Cells in a Height Coordinate Model.
    Month. Weath. Rev. 125 (9), 2293-2315.

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    J. Marshall, A. Adcroft, C. Hill, L. Perelman and C. Heisey, 1997:
    A finite-volume, incompressible Navier Stokes model for studies of the ocean on parallel computers. J. Geophys. Res. 102 (C3), 5753-5766.

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    J. Marshall, C. Hill, L. Perelman, C. Heisey and A. Adcroft, 1997:
    Hydrostatic, quasi-hydrostatic and nonhydrostatic ocean modeling. J. Geophys. Res. 102 (C3), 5733-5752. [very large file!]

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    A. Adcroft, 1995:
    Numerical methods for use in a dynamical model of the ocean. PhD thesis, Imperial College, London.