1D Ocean-Atmosphere Coupled Model Applied to a Diurnal Warm Layer Case
This configuration has been first used to simulate a diurnal warm layer case derived from observations of the Cindy-Dynamo campaign close to the R/V Revelle ship. The realism of the simulated ocean mixed layer is assessed and the processes contributing to mixing in this layer in very stable cases are highlighted. The model is shown to be able to simulate a very realistic diurnal temperature range though with a delay in maximum daily temperature that can be reduced by increasing the coupling frequency. However, the rate of cooling at night is clearly underestimated in the model whereas it is better simulated using the Zeng and Beljaars (2005) surface skin temperature prognostic scheme.