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Model type Single
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Spatial dimensions 3D
Spatial extent Global, Watershed-Scale
Model domain Marine
One-line model description Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model
Extended model description MICOM is a primitive equation numerical model that describes the evolution of momentum, mass, heat and salt in the ocean.
Name Rainer Bleck
Type of contact Technical contact
Institute / Organization University of Miami
Postal address 1 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Postal address 2
Town / City Miami
Postal code 33149
State Florida
Country United States
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Phone 305-361-4045
Fax 305-361-4696

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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
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Rainer Bleck
Nr. of publications: 60
Total citations: 3863
h-index: 26
m-quotient: 0.81
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Nr. of publications: 60
Total citations: 3863
h-index: 26
m-quotient: 0.81

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Bleck, Rainer; Rooth, Claes; Hu, Dingming; Smith, Linda T.; 1992. Salinity-driven Thermocline Transients in a Wind- and Thermohaline-forced Isopycnic Coordinate Model of the North Atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 22, 1486–1505. 10.1175/1520-0485(1992)0222.0.CO;2
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1992 MICOM
Model overview 536
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