AI002:
Air-Sea Exchange Processes in Western Boundary Current Systems and Marginal Seas: Their Local and Remote Climatic Implications


Session ID#: 28635

Session Description:
This session focuses on intense surface fluxes of heat, moisture and momentum within western boundary current systems and adjacent marginal seas, known as climatic “hot spots”. These hot spots influence the mean state of Earth’s climate and hydrological cycles both locally and globally through coupled ocean-atmospheric interactions at a variety of spatio-temporal scales.

This session seeks contributions characterizing variability in the air-sea exchanges themselves or their influence on atmospheric and oceanic variability.

Presentations are invited based on diagnostic, modeling and theoretical studies on a range of topics including, but not limited to:

1) High-resolution model inter-comparison projects, either coupled or uncoupled.

2) Processes affecting variations in surface fluxes around oceanic fronts, jets, or mesoscale eddies, and their local and remote influences on temperature, wind, and precipitation distributions.

3) Organization of cloud and precipitation systems.

4) Extratropical cyclone development, variability in mid-latitude storm tracks, jet streams, and precipitation distribution, and their feedbacks and influences on ocean temperature, salinity, currents, and mode water formation.

5) Observational (both in situ and remote sensing) analyses which characterize these processes and evaluate their representations in atmosphere/ocean models and reanalyses.

Primary Chair:  Larry W O'Neill, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Co-chairs:  Hisashi Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, James F Booth, CUNY City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Science, New York, NY, United States and Angeline G Pendergrass, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4576 Western boundary currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Arielle Stela Nkwinkwa-Njouodo1,2, Mathieu Rouault1,2 and Johnny A. Johannessen3, (1)University of Cape Town, Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, (2)Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research, Rondebosch, South Africa, (3)Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway
Yoshi N Sasaki, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan and Yuko Yamada, Hokkaido Univeristy, Japan
Masaya Nosaka1, Hiroaki Kawase1, Hidetaka Sasaki1, Akihiko Murata1 and Norihisa Usui2, (1)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, (2)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Yinglai Jia, Ocean University of China, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Qingdao, China, Ping Chang, Texas A & M Univ, College Station, TX, United States, Istvan Szunyogh, Texas A&M University, Atmospheric Science, College Station, TX, United States and Ramalingam Saravanan, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Krishna Seegoolam and Arnaud Czaja, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Satoshi Iizuka, NIED, Tsukub, Japan
Ayumu Miyamoto, Hisashi Nakamura and Takafumi Miyasaka, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Ning Zhao, RIAM Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kasuga, Japan, Shinsuke Iwasaki, Kyushu University, RIAM Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kasuga, Japan, Masaru Yamamoto, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan and Atsuhiko Isobe, Kyushu University, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Fukuoka, Japan
Hisashi Nakamura, Ayumu Miyamoto and Takafumi Miyasaka, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Fumiaki Kobashi, Haruki Doi and Naoto Iwasaka, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Satoru Okajima1, Hisashi Nakamura1, Kazuaki Nishii2, Takafumi Miyasaka1, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida3, Bunmei Taguchi4, Masato Mori1 and Yu Kosaka5, (1)Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Mie University, Graduate School of Bioresources, Tsu, Japan, (3)Kyoto University, Disaster Protection Research Institution, Shirahama, Japan, (4)Orangeburg, NY, United States, (5)Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Takafumi Miyasaka and Hisashi Nakamura, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Juan Manuel Sayol1, Tim Toomey1,2, Marta Marcos1,3 and Caroline A Katsman4, (1)Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (UIB-CSIC), Esporles, Spain, (2)ENSTA-BRETAGNE, Brest, France, (3)University of the Balearic Islands, Department of Physics, Palma, Spain, (4)Delft University of Technology, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft, Netherlands
Sergey Gulev, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow, Russia
Gyundo Pak, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Ansan-si, South Korea and Young Ho Kim, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, South Korea
Lionel Renault, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Fumiaki Ogawa1, Thomas Spengler1, Cloé Bretey2 and Ophélie Nourrisson2, (1)University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (2)Université de Toulon, Toulon, France
Yoshimi Kawai, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan
Bunmei Taguchi1, Kazuaki Nishii2, Hisashi Nakamura1, Yu Kosaka1, Masato Mori1, Takafumi Miyasaka1, Nobumasa Komori3, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida4 and Masami Nonaka5, (1)Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Mie University, Graduate School of Bioresources, Tsu, Japan, (3)JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan, (4)Kyoto University, Disaster Protection Research Institution, Shirahama, Japan, (5)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
Natalia Tilinina1,2, Sergey Gulev1 and Alexander Gavrikov1, (1)P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS, Moscow, Russia, (2)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
Angeline G Pendergrass1, Reto Knutti2, Flavio Lehner1, Clara Deser3 and Benjamin M Sanderson1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, UNITED STATES
Lequan Chi, Christopher Wolfe and Sultan Hameed, Stony Brook University, SoMAS, Stony Brook, NY, United States
James F Booth, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, Catherine M Naud, Columbia University in the City of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Fayçal Lamraoui, City University of New York, City College, New York, NY, United States
Carol Anne Clayson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States and James B Edson, Univ Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States
Larry W O'Neill, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Rhys Parfitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Young-Oh Kwon, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 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, Kyoto University, Disaster Protection Research Institution, Shirahama, Japan