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A regional coupled atmosphere-ocean model

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - United States of America (USA)

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A regional model coupling a regional atmosphere to a regional ocean is proposed for kilometer-scale (and potentially finer) resolution simulation of coupled air-sea processes

This includes waves, sea spray, upper ocean mixing, and heat/moisture/carbon exchange, with a focus on hurricane development. This will improve process-level understanding and modeling of these processes.

This regional coupled model is built directly into a seamless modeling framework used for routine weather and climate modeling, allowing advances from the fine-scale coupled regional model to directly improve these applications.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS)

Start Date: 01/10/2022
End Date: 30/09/2025

Lead Contact: Lucas Harris (