Ocean-Atmosphere Coupling Over the North Atlantic: Processes, Global Teleconnections and Predictability

Session ID#: 23256

Session Description:
Interaction between the North Atlantic and the atmosphere are connected to a variety of climate phenomena. Better understanding these phenomena and the underlying processes will lead to new insight into low-frequency climate variability and enhance forecasts on seasonal to decadal timescales. But the exact nature of the coupling and how faithfully it is simulated by models is still under debate. For example, studies suggest that models misrepresent the ocean-atmosphere heat exchanges, thereby underestimating internal variability. The relative roles of tropical and extratropical SSTs in driving variability are also uncertain. This session is interested in: (1) local interactions between ocean (e.g., AMV, AMOC, Gulf stream, tripolar SST pattern), sea ice, atmosphere, and associated predictability; (2) interactions between the North Atlantic and other ocean basins, (e.g., between AMV and the Pacific); (3) contributions of internal and forced climate variability in these processes and its implications for projections (e.g., hiatus).
Primary Convener:  Thomas Reichler, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Conveners:  Yannick Peings, University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, Rym Msadek, GFDL/NOAA Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Nour-Eddine Omrani, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre, Geophysical Institute, Bergen, Norway
Co-Organized with:
Atmospheric Sciences, Global Environmental Change, and Ocean Sciences

  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3339 Ocean/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4513 Decadal ocean variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sabeerali Cherumadanakadan Thelliyil and Ajaya Mohan Ravindran, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Shangfeng Chen1, Renguang Wu1 and Wen Chen2, (1)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China, (2)Center for Monsoon System Research, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Claude Frankignoul, Towson University, Towson, MD, United States
Rhys Parfitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Young-Oh Kwon, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Arnaud Czaja, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Shoshiro Minobe, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan and Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Application Laboratory, Yokohama, Japan
Rosemary Eade1, Doug Smith1, Adam A Scaife1 and Hongli Ren2, (1)Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom, (2)CMA China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China
Fei Li, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, NZC, Beijing, China and Yvan J Orsolini, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway
Shengping He1, Yongqi Gao2, Tore Furevik1, Wang Huijun3 and Fei Li4, (1)Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (2)Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway, (3)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (4)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, NZC, Beijing, China
Gokhan Danabasoglu, Stephen G Yeager, Who M Kim and Frederic S Castruccio, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Oluwayemi Anne Garuba1, Jian Lu1 and Hansi Alice Singh2, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change, Richland, WA, United States
Sri Durgesh Nandini, Bremen, Germany, Matthias Prange, MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Geosystem modelling, Bremen, Germany and Michael Schulz, MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Univ. Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Melissa Gervais, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Jeffrey L Shaman, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States and Yochanan Kushnir, Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY, United States
Fred Kucharski, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States; Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Earth Physics Section, Trieste, Italy, Cheng Sun, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, Jianping Li, BNU Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science (GCESS), Beijing, China, Fei-Fei Jin, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, In-Sik Kang, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and RuiQiang Ding, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China
Christopher Wolfe, Sultan Hameed and Lequan Chi, Stony Brook University, SoMAS, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Dillon Elsbury, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Yannick Peings, University California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States and Gudrun Magnusdottir, University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States
Dong Si, Beijing, China and Aixue Hu, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Bo Wu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China and Tianjun Zhou, Inst of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China
Sarah M. Larson1, Ben P Kirtman2 and Daniel Vimont1, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (2)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Jen-Shan Hsieh, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Ping Chang, Texas A & M Univ, College Station, TX, United States and Ramalingam Saravanan, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Qingquan Li1, Xiaoge Xin1, Min Wei2 and Wei Zhou3, (1)National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China, (2)National Meteorological Information Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China, (3)South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China