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Title: North Pacific Mesoscale Coupled Air-Ocean Simulations Compared with Observations

The overall objective of this study was to improve the representation of regional ocean circulation in the North Pacific by using high resolution atmospheric forcing that accurately represents mesoscale processes in ocean-atmosphere regional (North Pacific) model configuration. The goal was to assess the importance of accurate representation of mesoscale processes in the atmosphere and the ocean on large scale circulation. This is an important question, as mesoscale processes in the atmosphere which are resolved by the high resolution mesoscale atmospheric models such as Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF), are absent in commonly used atmospheric forcing such as CORE forcing, employed in e.g. the Community Climate System Model (CCSM).
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  1. Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States). Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
  2. Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Reno, NV (United States). Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
DE--SC0001933 (416441/25246A)
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Reno, NV (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States