Air-sea interaction and surface waves

TitleAir-sea interaction and surface waves
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJanssen, PAEM, Breivik, Ø, Mogensen, K, Vitart, F, Alonso-Balmaseda, M, Bidlot, J-R, Keeley, S, Leutbecher, M, Magnusson, L, Molteni, F
Secondary TitleTechnical Memorandum
Number712
Pagination34
Date PublishedNovember
PublisherECMWF
Type of WorkTechnical Memorandum
Abstract

Air-sea interaction is discussed in the context of a coupled ocean, ocean-waves, atmosphere model. The impact of breaking wind-waves on upper-ocean mixing and the consequences for mean SST and seasonal forecast skill of the coupled system are assessed. Benefits of using a coupled model in ENS from Day 0 are given as well.