Physical processes of Air-Sea Interaction and their representation

This session aims at fostering exchanges and discussions on the physical processes at work at the air-sea interface, their observation, and their representation in coupled numerical models.

Examples of such processes are sun-induced diurnal warming and rain-induced cool and fresh lenses, as well as gustiness associated with atmospheric boundary layer thermals or moist convection and cold pools induced by rain evaporation. Surface temperature and salinity fronts, oceanic meso- and sub-mesoscale dynamics are also of great interest.

This session is thus intended for (i) contributions presenting observational or theoretical aspects of the processes described above and their impact on energy and water exchanges at the interface, and (ii) contributions focusing on the mathematical and algorithmic methods used to represent these processes in coupled ocean-atmosphere models.

This session seeks observational studies based on recent campaigns such as (but not limited to) SPURS-2, YMC, or PISTON, or on satellite remote sensing. This session also aims to gather studies using numerical models of any level of complexity (from highly idealized to realistic) and any resolution from Large Eddy Simulation (LES) to global circulation models. Studies describing the impact of the air-sea interaction physical processes on the mean global or regional climates and variability representation are also welcome.

Co-organized as OS4.14
Convener: Hugo Bellenger | Co-conveners: Kyla Drushka, Audrey Hasson, Brian Ward
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room -2.47
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X5

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X5

Chairperson: Hugo Bellenger
X5.243 |
| solicited
Alexandre Supply, Gilles Reverdin, Kyla Drushka, Elizabeth Thompson, and William Asher
X5.244 |
| presentation
Michael Schlundt, Tom Farrar, Sebastien Bigorre, Al Plueddemann, and Robert Weller
X5.247 |
Remigijus Dailide, Inga Dailidiene, Greta Simanaviciute, Indre Razbadauskaite Venske, and Toma Dabuleviciene
X5.248 |
Romain Roehrig, Sebastien Blein, and Aurore Voldoire
X5.249 |
On the simulations of global oceanic latent heat flux in CMIP5 multi-model ensemble
Rongwang Zhang, Xin Wang, and Chunzai Wang
X5.250 |
Ehud Strobach, Andrea Molod, Atanas Trayanov, Gael Forget, Jean-Michel Campin, Chris Hill, Dimitris Menemenlis, and Patrick Heimbach
X5.252 |
Xavier Perrot, Jean Philippe Duvel, Hugo Bellenger, and Lionel Guez
X5.253 |
Hugo Bellenger, Xavier Perrot, Jean Philippe Duvel, Yunyan Zhang, Shaocheng Xie, and Lionel Guez
X5.254 |
| Highlight
Saurabh Rathore, Nathaniel L. Bindoff, Caroline C. Ummenhofer, Helen E. Phillips, and Ming Feng
X5.255 |
The Response of Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Its clouds to Oceanic Eddies in the Kuroshio Extension
(withdrawn after no-show)
Su-Ping Zhang, Yuxi Jiang, Qian Wang, Shang-Ping Xie, and Joel R. Norris
X5.256 |
Aurpita Saha, Nuno Serra, and Detlef Stammer