Multi-scale Modeling

Project Description

We have embedded the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) within the Community Earth System Model (CESM) so that a high-resolution regional ocean can be included into a global climate model. This system is being applied for a number of different regional applications, from the California current system to the Northwest Atlantic to the Benguela upwelling system. We ultimately hope to include biogeochemical modeling as well.

Project Funding

Start Date: 0000-00-00
End Date: 0000-00-00


Publications and products

Justin Small, Enrique Curchitser, Katherine Hedstrom, Brian Kauffman, William Large. (2015). "The Benguela upwelling system: quantifying the sensitivity to resolution and coastal wind representation in a global climate model". Journal of Climate. Submitted


Research Team

Enrique Curchitser

Enrique Curchitser

Principal Investigator

Kate Hedstrom

Kate Hedstrom

Co-Principal Investigator

Research Staff


  • Oceanographic Specialist

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Co-Principal Investigators

Justin Small

Bill Large