AI003:
Air-Sea Interaction at the Mesoscale and Submesoscale


Session ID#: 22626

Session Description:
Air-sea interaction has important coupled effects on the properties of the oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers, and the flux of momentum, heat, and other tracers between the atmosphere and ocean. For example, sea-surface temperature gradients at ocean fronts and eddies modify the surface wind field through changes in atmospheric boundary layer turbulence and pressure gradients. These changes in turn affect the evolution of the ocean boundary layer. Much of our understanding of these processes has been developed in considering the ocean mesoscale (horizontal scales of O(10-100 km)). However, recent advances in high-resolution numerical modeling, and future improvements in remote sensing, allow for consideration of ocean-atmosphere interaction at increasingly fine-scales, including the ocean submesoscale (O(100 m - 10 km)). Whether the mechanisms of mesoscale ocean-atmosphere interaction apply at the submesoscale, or whether other processes dominate, is an important open question. In this session we welcome contributions related to understanding air-sea interaction at the mesoscale and submesoscale, and how the mechanisms, and impacts, may depend on spatial scale. Contributions utilizing theory, observations, and numerical models are welcomed, as well as work focused on the impacts of coupled air-sea interaction on the physical or biogeochemical properties of the ocean or atmospheric boundary layers.
Primary Chair:  Jacob O Wenegrat, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Larry W O'Neill1, Simon P de Szoeke1 and Hyodae Seo2, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States(2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Index Terms:

4247 Marine meteorology [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4528 Fronts and jets [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Stuart Bishop1, Justin Small2, Frank Bryan2 and Robert A Tomas3, (1)Spbishop@Ncsu.Edu, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Jingjing He, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Tao Cao, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, United States and Lian Shen, St Anth Falls Hyd Lab, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Yanxu Chen, McGill University, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada, David Straub, McGill University, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Montréal, QC, Canada and Louis-Philippe Nadeau, University of Quebec at Rimouski UQAR, Rimouski, QC, Canada
Qian Wang, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Institute of Physical Oceanography, Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China, Jinbao Song, Institute of Oceanology,CAS, Qingdao, China and Shuang Li, Horn Point Lab., Cambridge, MD, United States
Hao Jiang, United States; Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Institute of Physical Oceanography, Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China and Jinbao Song, Institute of Oceanology,CAS, Qingdao, China
Xiaolong Yu, University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton, United Kingdom, Sheldon Bacon, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Adrian P Martin, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, Christian E. Buckingham, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom and Liam Brannigan, Stockholm University, MISU, Sweden
Young-Tae Son1, Jae-Hyung Park2, SeongJung Kim2 and SungHyun Nam3, (1)Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)School of Earth and Environmental Science, Seoul National University, South Korea, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Robert S Arthur, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Physical & Life Sciences, Livermore, CA, United States and Jacob O Wenegrat, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Laura Celeste McGee and Ruoying He, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, United States
Jinlin Ji, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, Jing Ma, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, Changming Dong, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Oceanic Modeling and Observation Laboratory, Nanjing, China and Dake Chen, Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanographic Administration of China, Hangzhou, China
Antonio Ricchi, Ancona, Italy; Politechnic Univ. of Marche, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Ancona, Italy, Davide Bonaldo, CNR-ISMAR, Venice, Italy, Guido Cioni, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Atmosphere in the Earth System, Hamburg, Germany and Sandro Carniel, CNR ISMAR, Venice, Italy
Marcel du Plessis, University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, Sebastiaan Swart, University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden, Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Isabelle Jane Ansorge, university of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa
Guoqiang Liu, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Canada, William Perrie, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, Vladimir Kudryavtsev, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia and Yijun He, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Nicholas Pizzo, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Luc Deike, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Wallace Kendall Melville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Abigail S. Bodner1, Baylor Fox-Kemper1, Luke P Van Roekel2, James C McWilliams3 and Peter P Sullivan4, (1)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale Microscale Meteorology, Boulder, CO, United States
Niklas Schneider, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Francois Colas1, Vera Oerder2, Vincent Echevin3, Sebastien Masson2 and Florian Lemarié4, (1)IRD-Sorbonne Universités (UPMC, Univ Paris 06)-CNRS-MNHN, LOCEAN Laboratory, Paris, France, (2)Sorbonne Universités (UPMC, Univ Paris 06)-CNRS-IRD-MNHN, LOCEAN Laboratory, Paris, France, (3)Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat, Expérimentations et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France, (4)INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France
Jerome A Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Xiaoqing Chu, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, Dudley B Chelton Jr, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Ricardo P Matano, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States and Vincent Combes, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Johannes Gemmrich, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada and Adam H Monahan, Univ Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Leah Johnson, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Craig Lee, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Eric A D'Asaro, Applied Physics Lab, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Sarah Nickford, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States and Kamazima M M Lwiza, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Balaji Mani, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences, Kharagpur, India
Anshu Kumari, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences, Kharagpur, India