Introduction to Ocean Modelling: It's All In The Numbers

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Ocean Science in Action - Oceans of the future

3. Introduction to global ocean modelling

3.1 Introduction To Ocean Modelling: It's all In The Numbers

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High-resolution ocean models are developing rapidly. With increasing computing power it is now possible to simulate ocean circulation, ecosystem dynamics and the distribution and productivity of key marine species with remarkable detail and realism. But how do these models work, and why do we need them?

In modern research there are many examples where testing systems and hypotheses in the real world are simply impossible, socially or environmentally unacceptable, prohibitively expensive or too time consuming.

A mathematical model can help us to explain a system, to study the effects of its different components, and to make predictions about behaviour.

Dr A. Coward - NOC

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