Atmosphere-Ocean Model

NASA / Goddard Institute for Space Studies

The Atmosphere-Ocean Model is a computer program that simulates the Earth's climate in three dimensions on a gridded domain. The model requires that the user enter two kinds of input, specified parameters and prognostic variables, and will generate two kinds of output, climatic diagnostics and prognostic variables.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Special Interest: Complex Systems, Visualization
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Climate Literacy Principles: Complex Interactions:Ocean Atmosphere, The Nature of Science:Computer Models, Complex Interactions:Ocean Circulation
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Climate, Atmosphere, Ocean:Physical Oceanography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science