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Mixed Layer Sub-mesoscale Parameterization – Part 2: Results for Coarse Resolution Ogcms : Volume 7, Issue 4 (12/07/2010)

By Canuto, V. M.

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Title: Mixed Layer Sub-mesoscale Parameterization – Part 2: Results for Coarse Resolution Ogcms : Volume 7, Issue 4 (12/07/2010)  
Author: Canuto, V. M.
Volume: Vol. 7, Issue 4
Language: English
Subject: Science, Ocean, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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2010
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications

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Dubovikov, M. S., & Canuto, V. M. (2010). Mixed Layer Sub-mesoscale Parameterization – Part 2: Results for Coarse Resolution Ogcms : Volume 7, Issue 4 (12/07/2010). Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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Description: NASA, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY, 10025, USA. Recent studies have shown that sub-mesoscales (SM, ~1 km) play an important role in mixed layer dynamics and have concluded that it has become necessary to include them in ocean global circulation models, OGCMs. In part A, we developed and assessed a parameterization of the vertical SM tracer flux for OGCMs that resolve mesoscales M but not SM. In the present paper, we derive a parameterization of the vertical SM tracer flux for OGCMs that do not resolve either M or SM, as those used in climate studies.

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Mixed layer sub-mesoscale parameterization – Part 2: Results for coarse resolution OGCMs

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Canuto, V. M. and Dubovikov, M. S.: Derivation and assessment of a mixed layer sub-mesoscale model, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 6, 2157–2192, doi:10.5194/osd-6-2157-2009, 2009.; Canuto, V. M., Dubovikov, M. S., Luneva, M., Clayson, C. A., and Leboissetier, A.: Mixed layer mesoscales: a parameterization for OGCMs, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 7, 873–917, doi:10.5194/osd-7-873-2010, 2010.; Canuto, V. M. and Dubovikov, M. S.: Mixed layer sub-mesoscale parameterization – Part 1: Derivation and assessment, Ocean Sci. 6, 1–15, doi:10.5194/os-6-1-2010, 2010.; Capet, X., McWilliams, J. C., Molemaker, M. J., Shchepetkin, A. F.: Mesoscale to submesoscale transition in the California current system, Part I: flow structure, eddy flux, and observational tests, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 29–43, 2008.; Killworth, P. D.: On parameterization of eddy transport, J. Mar. Res., 55, 1171–1197, 2005.; Hosegood, P. J., Gregg, M. C., and Alford, M. H.: Restratification of the surface mixed layer with submesoscale lateral density gradients: diagnosing the importance of the horizontal dimension, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 2438–2460, 2008.; Klein, P., Hua, B. L., Lapeyre, G., Capet, X., Le Gentil, S., and Sasaki, H.: Upper ocean turbulence from high resolution 3-D simulation, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 1748–1763, 2008.; Lapeyere, G., Klein, P., and Hua, B. C.: Oceanic re-stratification forced surface frontogenesis, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36, 1577–1590, 2006.; Levy, M., Klein, P., and Treguier, A. M.: Impacts of sub-mesoscale physics on production and subduction of phytoplankton in an oligotrophic regime, J. Mar. Res., 59, 535–565, 2001.; Levy, M., Klein, P., Treguier, A. M., Iovino, D., Madec, G., Masson, S., and Takahashi, K.: Modification of gyre circulation by submesoscale physics, Ocean Modell., 34, 1–16, 2010.; Mahadevan, A.: Modeling vertical motion at ocean fronts: are non-hydrostatic effects relevant to sub-mesoscales?, Ocean Modell., 14, 222–240, 2006.; Mahadevan, A. and Tandon, A.: An analysis of mechanisms for sub-mesoscale vertical motion at ocean fronts, Ocean Modell., 14, 241–256, 2006.; Mahadevan, A., Tandon, A., and Ferrari, R.: Rapid changes in mixed layer stratification driven by sub-mesoscales instabilities and wind, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03017, doi:10.1029/2008JC005203, 2009; Thomas, L. N., Tandon, A., and Mahadevan, A.: Submesoscale processes and dynamics, in: Eddy Resolving Ocean Modeling, edited by: Hecht, M. and Hasumi, H., AGU Monograph, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, 17–38, 2008.

 

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