An Introduction to Ocean Climate Modeling

  • Stephen M. Griffies


This chapter introduces some of the science of numerical ocean climate modeling. The discussion pedagogical and self-contained, thus requiring little previous knowledge of numerical ocean modeling. It is geared towards the science, engineering, and/or mathematics student or researcher who wishes to garner a sense of the goals, methods, and some details of ocean climate modeling. Notably, it only presents a small hint at the large body of literature which supports the field of climate modeling. To do more justice would require many textbooks.


Ocean Model Potential Vorticity Ocean Current Gulf Stream Sulphate Aerosol 
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  • Stephen M. Griffies
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  1. 1.Geophysical Fluid Dynamics LaboratoryNOAAPrincetonUSA

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