Air-sea interaction and surface waves

TitleAir-sea interaction and surface waves
Publication TypeTechnical memorandum
Date Published11/2013
Secondary TitleECMWF Technical Memoranda
AuthorsJanssen, PAEM, Breivik, Ø, Mogensen, K, Vitart, F, Alonso-Balmaseda, M, Bidlot, J-R, Keeley, S, Leutbecher, M, Magnusson, L, Molteni, F

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.

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