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Spatial dimensions 3D
Spatial extent Global
Model domain Marine
One-line model description Southamption--East Anglia
Extended model description A primitive equation ocean general circulation model based on the Bryan--Semtner--Cox formulation and designed to give good performance on clusters of workstations and massively parallel machines using the PVM message passing library.

ocean circulation,

Name David Stevens
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of East Anglia
Postal address 1 Norwich Research Park
Postal address 2
Town / City Norwich
Postal code NR4 7TJ
Country United Kingdom
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Phone +44 1603 592590
Fax +44 1603 593868

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Start year development 1984
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David Stevens
Nr. of publications: 4
Total citations: 222
h-index: 3
m-quotient: 0.11
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Nr. of publications: 4
Total citations: 222
h-index: 3
m-quotient: 0.11

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Webb, D.J.; 1996. An ocean model code for array processor computers. Computers & Geosciences, 22, 569–578. 10.1016/0098-3004(95)00133-6
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1996 SEA
Model overview 90
Webb, David J.; Coward, Andrew C.; de Cuevas, Beverly A.; Gwilliam, Catherine S.; 1997. A Multiprocessor Ocean General Circulation Model Using Message Passing. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 14, 175–183. 10.1175/1520-0426(1997)0142.0.CO;2
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1997 SEA
Model overview 106
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