A regional coupled atmosphere-ocean model

A regional coupled atmosphere-ocean model

A regional coupled atmosphere-ocean model 2000 900 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

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

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 (lucas.harris@noaa.gov)

challenges: Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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