Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3709–3729, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3709–3729, 2020

Model description paper 24 Aug 2020

Model description paper | 24 Aug 2020

Doppio – a ROMS (v3.6)-based circulation model for the Mid-Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Maine: configuration and comparison to integrated coastal observing network observations

Alexander G. López et al.

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This article describes a regional circulation model, Doppio, for the Mid-Atlantic Bight and the Gulf of Maine. The model demonstrates useful skill in comparison to a comprehensive suite of observations. Development focused on achieving a model configuration that allows decadal-scale simulations of physical ocean circulation that can underpin studies of ecosystems and biogeochemistry. Doppio captures the temperature and salinity stratification well, along with the large-scale mean circulation.