Dynamically Consistent Parameterization of Mesoscale Eddies

Wednesday 27 June 2018 - 15:00
NOC Southampton - Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre (Waterfront Campus).
Pavel Berloff

This work aims at developing new approaches for parameterizing mesoscale eddy effects in eddy-permitting oceanĀ  circulation models.

Several emerging approaches will be briefly discussed to provide the context.
The idea in focus is to approximate transient eddy flux divergence in a simple way, by roughening the resolvedĀ  flow field.
It is demonstrated that this works well for representing eddy backscatter maintaining the western boundary current eastward-jet extension.
Due to its utmost simplicity, the approach has strong practical potential.

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