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Ocean component

Modular Ocean Model (MOM)

The Modular Ocean Model (MOM) is one of the ocean components of the ACCESS climate model systems. Used to simulate ocean currents at both regional and global scales, MOM is an invaluable tool for studying the global ocean climate system, as well as having capabilities for regional and coastal applications.

MOM is an open source development by a consortium of scientists across several government agencies and academic institutions worldwide.

Configurations that use MOM

There are 2 MOM versions currently used in ACCESS models: MOM5 and MOM6.

MOM5 is used in ACCESS-CM2, ACCESS-ESM1.5 and ACCESS-OM2.

MOM6 is not yet included in any ACCESS-NRI-supported configuration, but will be included in ACCESS-OM3, a configuration currently under development.


Last update: February 15, 2024