Weddell Sea Animation at 1/10 deg resolution

Weddell Sea Animation at 1 deg resolution

You probably need quicktime to view these movies. If they don't work, try poking around this directory where there are a couple of different file flavors.

There are other nice animations here too:

Southern Ocean current speed in color (25cm/s=red) with sea ice extent in white for monthly output. Runs for 5 years. High-resolution animation.

Weddell Sea (like above) but with SST colorized. High-resolution animation.

Okhotsk Sea ice with SST colorized. High-resolution animation. Or try this link.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OPP-0938204 (to Cecilia Bitz). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Cecilia Bitz made these animations from integrations made by the PetaApps Modeling Team. The original members of the PetaApps team are supported by the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructures. They have since adopted several members, including Cecilia.

Computing was done on Kraken at the National Institute for Computational Science through a computing grant on the TeraGrid (now called XSEDE), which is also funded by NSF.

Russian translation of this page courtesy of StarMoz

And is a Bosnian translation of this page courtesy of Vlada Catalic

Results from these projects are published in

Bitz, C.M. and L.M. Polvani,  2012: Antarctic Climate Response to Stratospheric Ozone Depletion in a Fine Resolution Ocean Climate Model, GRL, 39, L20705, doi:10.1029/2012GL053393 Download preprint.

Kirtman, B, C.M. Bitz, F. Bryan, W. Collins, J. Dennis, N. Hearn, J.L. Kinter III, R. Loft, C. Rousset, L. Siqueira, Cr. Stan, R. Tomas, and M. Vertenstein, 2012: Impact of Ocean Model Resolution on CCSM Climate Simulations, Volume 39, Number 6 (2012), 1303-1328, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1500-3 Download preprint.