The Arctic Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (AOMIP): Synthesis and Integration
The AOMIP science goals are to validate and improve Arctic Ocean models in a coordinated fashion and investigate variability of the Arctic Ocean and sea ice at seasonal to decadal time scales, and identify mechanisms responsible for the observed changes. The project’s practical goals are to maintain and enhance the established AOMIP international collaboration to reduce uncertainties in model predictions (model validation and improvements via coordinated experiments and studies); support synthesis across the suite of Arctic models; organize scientific meetings and workshops; conduct collaboration with other MIPs with a special focus on model improvements and analysis; disseminate findings of AOMIP effort to broader communities; and train a new generation of ocean and sea-ice modelers.
The Polar Science Center is collaborating with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) on this project. PSC researcher Mike Steele is the lead liaison with WHOI for AOMIP. Please click here for more information.