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Title: FOAM: Expanding the horizons of climate modeling

We report here on a project that expands the applicability of dynamic climate modeling to very long time scales. The Fast Ocean Atmosphere Model (FOAM) is a coupled ocean atmosphere model that incorporates physics of interest in understanding decade to century time scale variability. It addresses the high computational cost of this endeavor with a combination of improved ocean model formulation, low atmosphere resolution, and efficient coupling. It also uses message passing parallel processing techniques, allowing for the use of cost effective distributed memory platforms. The resulting model runs over 6000 times faster than real time with good fidelity, and has yielded significant results.
Authors:
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  1. and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
539831
Report Number(s):
ANL/MCS-P--691-0997; CONF-971138--
ON: DE98000651; TRN: 97:005576
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: Supercomputing `97: high performance networking and computing, San Jose, CA (United States), 15-21 Nov 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; CLIMATE MODELS; PARALLEL PROCESSING; CLIMATES; STATISTICAL DATA; ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; METEOROLOGY