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Title: Collaborative Project: Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction From Meso- to Planetary-Scale: Mechanisms, Parameterization, and Variability

Abstract

The project focused on the dynamics and scale dependence of the boundary layer response, the coupled responses in the Pacific, and low frequency oceanic processes. Using theory and model simulations, we found coupling of sea surface temperatures associated with the ocean eddy field and the atmospheric boundary layer be dependent on scale, and captured in wave-number space by transfer functions. Investigations of coupled processes focused on the sea surface temperatures scales of eastern boundary upwelling system, and showed stability and eddy variance in the Kuroshio Extension to be predictable with lead times of several years through ocean Rossby waves and coupling with the atmosphere. In addition to these dynamical processes, we found that a significant part of the ocean evolution is associated with density compensating temperature and salinity anomalies, that, unlike Rossby waves, behave like passive tracers and follow the mean circulation.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23). Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1479865
Report Number(s):
DOE-UH-6766-1
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0006766
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Schneider, Niklas. Collaborative Project: Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction From Meso- to Planetary-Scale: Mechanisms, Parameterization, and Variability. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1479865.
Schneider, Niklas. Collaborative Project: Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction From Meso- to Planetary-Scale: Mechanisms, Parameterization, and Variability. United States. doi:10.2172/1479865.
Schneider, Niklas. Tue . "Collaborative Project: Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction From Meso- to Planetary-Scale: Mechanisms, Parameterization, and Variability". United States. doi:10.2172/1479865. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1479865.
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abstractNote = {The project focused on the dynamics and scale dependence of the boundary layer response, the coupled responses in the Pacific, and low frequency oceanic processes. Using theory and model simulations, we found coupling of sea surface temperatures associated with the ocean eddy field and the atmospheric boundary layer be dependent on scale, and captured in wave-number space by transfer functions. Investigations of coupled processes focused on the sea surface temperatures scales of eastern boundary upwelling system, and showed stability and eddy variance in the Kuroshio Extension to be predictable with lead times of several years through ocean Rossby waves and coupling with the atmosphere. In addition to these dynamical processes, we found that a significant part of the ocean evolution is associated with density compensating temperature and salinity anomalies, that, unlike Rossby waves, behave like passive tracers and follow the mean circulation.},
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