Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 133–146

A coupling experiment of an atmosphere and an ocean model with a monthly anomaly exchange scheme

  • Liu Hui
  • Jin Xiangze
  • Zhang Xuehong
  • Wu Guoxiong
Article

Abstract

A nine-layer spectral atmospheric general circulation model is coupled to a twenty-layer global oceanic general circulation model with the “prediction-correction” monthly anomaly exchange scheme which has been proposed at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP). A forty-year integration of the coupled model shows that the CGCM is fairly successful in keeping a reasonable pattern of the modelled SST although most of the Pacific become warmer than those given by the uncoupled ocean model. The model tends to reach a more realistic state than the uncoupled one in terms of downward surface heat flux into ocean particularly in the equatorial Pacific region. Also, the model is capable to simulate interannual variability of sea surface temperature in tropical region.

Key words

Coupling experiment Downward heat flux Interannual variability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liu Hui
    • 1
  • Jin Xiangze
    • 1
  • Zhang Xuehong
    • 1
  • Wu Guoxiong
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijing

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