The Finite Element Sea Ice-Ocean Model (FESOM) v.1.4: formulation of an ocean general circulation model


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The Finite Element Sea Ice-Ocean Model (FESOM) is the first global ocean general circulation model based on unstructured-mesh methods that has been developed for the purpose of climate research. The advantage of unstructured-mesh models is their flexible multi-resolution modelling functionality. In this study, an overview of the main features of FESOM will be given; based on sensitivity experiments a number of specific parameter choices will be explained; and directions of future developments will be outlined. It is argued that FESOM is sufficiently mature to explore the benefits of multi-resolution climate modelling and that its applications will provide information useful for the advancement of climate modelling on unstructured meshes.



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DOI 10.5194/gmd-7-663-2014

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Wang, Q. , Danilov, S. , Sidorenko, D. , Timmermann, R. , Wekerle, C. , Wang, X. , Jung, T. and Schröter, J. (2014): The Finite Element Sea Ice-Ocean Model (FESOM) v.1.4: formulation of an ocean general circulation model , Geoscientific Model Development, 7 (2), pp. 663-693 . doi: 10.5194/gmd-7-663-2014


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