M2 Internal Tide at the Seafloor

With its high-resolution ocean model MPIOM TP6M, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology has simulated how internal tidal waves are generated by the overflow of barotropic tides over topographic obstacles.

High Resolution ICON Ocean Simulation

The ICON model consists of an atmospheric and an ocean component. These are the first results of a high resolution experiment using the ICON ocean component, with a horizontal resolution of 20km and a time interval of 15 minutes. Shown is the horizontal velocity at 100m depth using a logarithmic scale.

High Resolution Ocean Model

In the context of the consortia project STORM, a global coupled high resolution Atmosphere-Ocean model is developed. The flow field of the ocean model component MPIOM shows distinct small-scale eddies.

Salinity and Velocity

Also based on simulations with the STORM global ocean circulation model MPIOM TP6M, this visualization shows the distribution of salt and the velocity of ocean currents at 75 meters depth.

Regional Ocean Model: Mediterranean Sea

The ocean model MPIOM developed at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology is also used for regional modeling projects.

Plastic Waste in the Ocean

Plastic waste is durable, particularly in ocean water. Simulations with the ocean model MPI-OM TP04 show that the plastic particles aggregate in few specific ocean regions: the garbage patches.