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Model type Single
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Spatial dimensions 3D
Spatial extent Global, Continental, Regional-Scale, Landscape-Scale, Watershed-Scale, Reach-Scale
Model domain Marine
One-line model description Oceananigans.jl is a fast and friendly ocean-flavored Julia software for simulating incompressible fluid dynamics in Cartesian and spherical shell domains on CPUs and GPUs.
Extended model description Oceananigans.jl is designed for high-resolution simulations in idealized geometries and supports direct numerical simulation, large eddy simulation, arbitrary numbers of active and passive tracers, and linear and nonlinear equations of state for seawater.

large eddy simulation,

Name Ali Ramadhan
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Town / City Cambridge
Postal code 02139
State Massachusetts
Country United States
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Supported platforms
Unix, Linux, Mac OS
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Other program language Julia
Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 2019
Does model development still take place? Yes
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Code development status Active
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2023
Model availability As code
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Program license type BSD or MIT X11
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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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Is there a manual available? No
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component No but possible
Is this a data component No
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Ali Ramadhan

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Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Ramadhan, A.; Wagner, G.L.; Hill, C.; Campin, J.-M.; Churavy, V.; Besard, T.; Souza, A.; Edelman, A.; Ferrari, R.; and Marshall, J.; 2020. Oceananigans.jl: Fast and friendly geophysical fluid dynamics on GPUs. Journal of Open Source Software, 5, .
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