AI24A:
Mesoscale and Submesoscale Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions and Influence on Earth’s Climate II Posters

Session ID#: 85097

Session Description:
This session seeks contributions characterizing the influences of mesoscale and submesoscale ocean-atmosphere coupling on Earth’s climate system based on observational, diagnostic, modeling and theoretical studies. The past two decades of observational and modeling studies have identified a fundamental regime of ocean-atmosphere coupling mediated by oceanic SST variability on scales smaller than 1000km. These studies demonstrate that the ocean eddy/front-forced variability of surface turbulent heat, momentum, and radiative fluxes drives an atmospheric response in both in the local atmospheric boundary layer and in the non-local downstream response influencing the development of the synoptic-scale weather systems. These studies have also indicated a significant feedback onto the ocean, influencing the gyre-scale circulation and ocean eddies. In addition, coupled air-sea processes driven by mesoscale and submesoscale variability impact the hydrologic cycle, and are thus important for understanding how climate change will affect terrestrial freshwater distributions.

 

Observing and modeling systems have evolved to capture mesoscale ocean variability, and are projected to provide new and better characterizations of ocean mesoscale and submesoscale variability. This session will focus on recent progress in this domain; specifically, the session invites contributions on:

1) satellite or observation-based diagnostic analyses;

2) theoretical or process-oriented investigations of the physical mechanisms of the coupling;

3) numerical modeling of the ocean, atmosphere or coupled system to explore the impacts of air-sea interaction on Earth’s climate; and

4) capabilities of current and future satellite and in situ observing systems for observing mesoscale and submesoscale ocean-atmosphere coupling.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4954 Sea surface temperature [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
Primary Chair:  Larry W O'Neill, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Co-chairs:  Hyodae Seo, WHOI, Woods Hole, United States, Kyla Drushka, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Mark A Bourassa, Florida State Univ, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Primary Liaison:  Larry W O'Neill, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Moderators:  Hyodae Seo, WHOI, Woods Hole, United States and Mark A Bourassa, Florida State Univ, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Hyodae Seo, WHOI, Woods Hole, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
A regional coupled model for studies of mesoscale air-sea interaction in the Southern Ocean (642622)
Natalie Perlin1, Igor V Kamenkovich2, Yu GAO3 and Benjamin P Kirtman1, (1)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (2)RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (3)RSMAS, Miami, United States
 
An atmospheric boundary layer model to improve air-sea interactions in eddying ocean models (645287)
Guillaume Samson1, Florian Lemarié2, Théo Brivoal1, Romain Bourdalle-Badie3, Herve Giordani4 and Gurvan Madec5, (1)Mercator Ocean, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France, (2)Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inria, Grenoble, France, (3)Mercator Ocean International, Ramonville Saint-Agne, France, (4)CNRM-GAME, Toulouse Cedex 01, France, (5)LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris, France
 
Analysis of the scale dependence of the atmosphere-ocean thermal coupling using cross-spectral methods. (654025)
Lucas Laurindo1, Leo Siqueira2, Benjamin P Kirtman3, Igor V Kamenkovich2 and Richard J Small4, (1)RSMAS, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, United States, (2)RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (3)University of Miami - RSMAS, Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, United States, (4)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
 
Atmospheric Forcing of the South Pacific Sub-tropical Counter-current and Associated Mesoscale Eddy Activity (648976)
Seth Travis, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
 
Effects of High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature and Data Assimilation using the WRF-3DVAR for Fog Prediction in the West Coast of South Korea (651848)
Sang-Keun Song, Seung-Beom Han, Hyeong-Sik Park and Jae-Hong Moon, Jeju National University, Jeju, South Korea
 
Exploring atmosphere-ocean interaction through a hierarchy of simple ocean models (650072)
Tien-Yiao Hsu, Francois Primeau and Gudrun Magnusdottir, University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States
 
Hawaii wind and weather conditions derived from high resolution Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radars (653240)
Justin E Stopa, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Ocean and Resources Engineering, Honolulu, HI, United States and Alexis Mouche, Ifremer, LOPS, Plouzané, France
 
How does the air-sea coupling frequency affect the convection during the MJO passage? (636298)
Ning Zhao, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan and Tomoe Nasuno, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
 
Impact of high-resolution air-sea interactions on the Australian climate (649896)
Guillaume Serazin1, Marine Roge1, Alejandro Di Luca2, Alexander Sen Gupta1, Nicolas Jourdain3 and Daniel Argueso4, (1)University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (2)University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (3)CNRS - Université Grenoble Alpes - Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Saint-Martin d’Hères, France, (4)University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
 
Impacts of ENSO on the upper ocean in the northern South China Sea during winter (650629)
Yu-heng Tseng, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and Yi-chun Kuo, National Taiwan University, Institute of Oceanography, Taipei, Taiwan
 
Indirect Oceanic Current Feedback on Atmospheric Dynamics over Western Boundary Currents and Adjacent Continents (650581)
Fabien Desbiolles, University of Cape Town, United States, Lionel Renault, University of California Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, United States, Arsouze Thomas, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain and C.J.C Reason, University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa
 
Influence of the Atmospheric Forcing on the Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico (654088)
Efrain Moreles, Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Coyoacan, DF, Mexico, Erick Raul Olvera-Prado, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Atmospheric Science Center, Coyoacan, DF, Mexico and Jorge Zavala-Hidalgo, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Grupo de Interacción Océano-Atmósfera, Mexico City, DF, Mexico
 
Multiscale Variability of Upper-Ocean Salinity in Eastern Pacific Fresh Pool (644272)
Nan-hsun Chi, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Andrey Y. Shcherbina, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Luc Rainville, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
 
Parameterization of Wind Wave Growth Rate, a Direct Numerical Simulation Study (653762)
Jiarong Wu, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States and Luc Deike, Princeton University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States
 
Processes Intensifying Air-Sea Mesoscale Air-Sea Coupling (643901)
Mark A Bourassa, Florida State University, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Qi Shi, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States
 
Sensitivity of wind stress formulation to wind-current coupling and sea surface temperature (655233)
Morgan Shaner, Florida State University, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, United States, Eric Chassignet, Florida State University, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Mark A Bourassa, Florida State Univ, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States
 
Stronger North Pacific Circulation and Transition Zone (641832)
Giangiacomo Navarra, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States and Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Georgia Inst Tech, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States
 
Summer Diurnal Precipitation Over the Ocean and Land in Northwest Luzon, Philippines (651210)
Angelyn General and Olivia C Cabrera, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
 
The Atmospheric Surface Layer Response to Nonlinear Internal Ocean Waves (639078)
David G Ortiz-Suslow1, Qing Wang1, John A Kalogiros2, Ryan Yamaguchi1, Denny Alappattu3,4, Alex Olson1, Pat Welch5, Robert Kipp Shearman5, Ivan B. Savelyev6, Sean Celona7, Tony de Paolo8 and Eric Terrill9, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Meteorology, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, Athens, Greece, (3)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (4)Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (5)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (6)Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, (7)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States, (8)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (9)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
 
The Behavior of Atmospheric Boundary Layer near SST Fronts near the Gulf Stream (651825)
Hanyuan Liu1, James B Edson2 and Carol Anne Clayson1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
 
The complete hydrological cycle (643178)
Dipanjan Dey, Department of Meteorology (MISU), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden and Kristofer Döös, Stockholm University, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden
 
The ESA Earth Explorer 10 candidate satellite mission HARMONY: a focus on ocean submesoscales (655715)
Paco Lopez Dekker, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli, CNR Institute of Marine Sciences, Naples, Italy, Bertrand Chapron, IFREMER, Univ. Brest, CNRS, IRD, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Brest, France, Simona Masina, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division, Bologna, Italy and Claudia Pasquero, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Milan, Italy
 
Three-to-six day oscillation caused by air-sea interaction (639835)
Ehud Strobach1, Andrea Molod2, Atanas l Trayanov3, Gael Forget4, Jean-Michel Campin5, Christopher N Hill6, Dimitris Menemenlis7 and Patrick Heimbach4, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, United States, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)M.I.T./EAPS, Cambridge, United States, (6)MIT, Cambridge, United States, (7)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States
 
Tropical Instability Waves in the Atlantic Ocean and their implications for ocean-atmosphere variability in high-resolution ICON simulations (642885)
Mia Sophie Specht1, Johann Jungclaus1 and Juergen Bader2, (1)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, (2)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, The Land in the Earth System, Hamburg, Germany
 
Wind Forcing and Eddy Killing in the Global Ocean (656099)
Shikhar Rai1, Matthew W Hecht2, Mathew E Maltrud2 and Hussein Aluie3, (1)University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)University of Rochester, Rochester, United States