James Benedict

(Colorado State University)

Informal discussion on Air-Sea Interactions

What UG Homepage GR
When Sep 20, 2011
from 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm
Where 529 Walker Building
Contact Name Sukyoung Lee
Contact email
Contact Phone 863-1587
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Air-sea interactions and their impact on intraseasonal convective organization are investigated by comparing two five-year simulations from the superparameterized Community Atmosphere Model version 3.0 (SP-CAM). The first is forced using prescribed sea-surface temperatures (SSTs). The second is identical except that a simplified oceanic mixed-layer model is used to predict tropical SST anomalies that are coupled to the atmosphere. This partially coupled simulation allows SSTs to respond to anomalous surface fluxes.