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Model type Single
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Note on status model
Date note status model
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Spatial dimensions 1D, 2D
Spatial extent Regional-Scale
Model domain Marine
One-line model description Hallberg Isopycnal Model
Extended model description It is a C-grid, isopycnal coordinate, primitive equation model,

simulating the ocean by numerically solving the Boussinesq primitive equations in isopycnal vertical coordinates and general orthogonal horizontal coordinates.

Name Robert Hallberg
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization NOAA/GFDL, Princeton University
Postal address 1 Forrestal Campus, U.S.Route 1, P.O.Box 308
Postal address 2
Town / City Princeton
Postal code 08542
State New Jersey
Country United States
Email address
Phone 609-452-6508
Fax 609-987-5063

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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 2002
Does model development still take place? No
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Program license type Other
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Output format ASCII
Other output format NETCDF
Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
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Upload test data sets if available: Media:HIM1.10 beta2 example1.tar.gz, Media:HIM1.10 beta2 example2.tar.gz, Media:HIM1.10 beta2 example3.tar.gz
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
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Model info
Robert Hallberg
Nr. of publications: 3
Total citations: 301
h-index: 3
m-quotient: 0.11
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Nr. of publications: 3
Total citations: 301
h-index: 3
m-quotient: 0.11

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Hallberg, Robert; Rhines, Peter; 1996. Buoyancy-Driven Circulation in an Ocean Basin with Isopycnals Intersecting the Sloping Boundary. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 26, 913–940. 10.1175/1520-0485(1996)0262.0.CO;2
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1996 HIM
Model overview 112
Legg, Sonya; Hallberg, Robert W.; Girton, James B.; 2006. Comparison of entrainment in overflows simulated by z-coordinate, isopycnal and non-hydrostatic models. Ocean Modelling, 11, 69–97. 10.1016/j.ocemod.2004.11.006
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2006 HIM
Model application 170
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