The authors would like to thank R. C. Pacanowski from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory for making the MOM2 code available to us. R. Fiedler’s enthusiastic help has been invaluable. During the development of this model we had many stimulating discussions with colleagues at the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research and the Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Melbourne. In particular, we appreciated the comments of S. Wilson, S. Power, R. Kleeman, T. Hirst, N. Smith, and L. Waterman. We also thank M. Bessell for preparation of some figures. Most of the figures were prepared with the FERRET software package from PMEL.
This project was partly supported by funding from the Department of Industry, Sciences and Technology (CSIRO Climate Variability and Impacts Program) and by a grant from the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Australia.
We used the Australian Community Ocean Model (ACOM), which is a synthesis of Australian enhancements and additions to the GFDL Modular Ocean Model [MOM2; (Pacanowski 1995)]. It is a collabrative project between interested ocean researchers in Australia from many organizations. The model code is freely available to any ocean modeler via our Internet address http://www.dmr.csiro.au/acom.
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