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Ocean and ice spin-up data for role of surface gravity waves in aquaplanet ocean climates


Studholme, Joshua; Markina, Margarita; Gulev, Sergey (2021), Ocean and ice spin-up data for role of surface gravity waves in aquaplanet ocean climates, Dryad, Dataset,


This data corresponds to the runs analysed in the manscript: Role of Surface Gravity Waves in Aquaplanet Ocean Climates (JAMES, 2021).

In this work, we present a set of idealised numerical experiments that demonstrate the thermodynamic and dynamic implications of surface gravity waves for the oceanic climate of an aquaplanet. We study the impact of accounting for modulations by such waves upon air-sea momentum fluxes, Langmuir circulation and the Stokes-Coriolis force.

This dataset is made up of atmospheric, oceanic and surface gravity wave simulations. When uncompressed the total dataset is 1.6 TB, the ocean spinup component is 242 GB.

See below for further details.

See the related works section for the corresponding datasets.


This data is simulation output of the 1 year spin up of a numerical model of the planetary ocean and ice field. The details of the model are published in the manuscript (

Usage notes

The data are 6-hourly netcdf files. For a list of computed variables see the README file.

This is 1 of 4 datasets related to this article. Please see the Related Works section for the additional datasets.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award: 80NSSC21K0558

Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Award: #14.W0331.0006

Russian Science Foundation, Award: 17-77-20112-P