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Impact of Coupling an Ocean Model to WRF Nor’easter Simulations

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Impact of Coupling an Ocean Model to WRF Nor’easter Simulations
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Nicholls
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Stephen D.
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Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
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Decker
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Steven G.
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Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
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Environmental Sciences
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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)
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2015
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The impact of ocean–atmosphere coupling and its possible seasonal dependence upon Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model simulations of seven, wintertime cyclone events was investigated. Model simulations were identical aside from the degree of ocean model coupling (static SSTs, 1D mixed layer model, full-physics 3D ocean model). Both 1D and 3D ocean model coupling simulations show that SSTs following the passage of a nor’easter did tend to cool more strongly during the early season (October–December) and were more likely to warm late in the season (February–April). Model simulations produce SST differences of up to 1.14 K, but this change did not lead to significant changes in storm track (<100 km), maximum 10-m winds (<2 m s−1), or minimum sea level pressure (≤5 hPa). Simulated precipitation showed little sensitivity to model coupling, but all simulations did tend to overpredict precipitation extent (bias > 1) and have low-to-moderate threat scores (0.31–0.59). Analysis of the storm environment and the overall simulation failed to reveal any statistically significant differences in model error attributable to ocean–atmosphere coupling. Despite this result, ocean model coupling can reduce dynamical field error at a single level by up to 20%, and this was slightly greater (1%–2%) with 3D ocean model coupling as compared to 1D ocean model coupling. Thus, while 3D ocean model coupling tended to generally produce more realistic simulations, its impact would likely be more profound for longer-term simulations.
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2015
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Monthly Weather Review
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4997-5016
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143(12)
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https://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0017.1
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2015-12-10
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Impact of coupling an ocean model to WRF nor’easter simulations
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Impact of coupling an ocean model to WRF nor’easter simulations
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doi:10.7282/T3222WPW
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Meteorology--Research
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Weather forecasting--Mathematical models
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Northeast storms
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Oceanography--Mathematical models
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© Copyright 2015 American Meteorological Society (AMS). Permission to use figures, tables, and brief excerpts from this work in scientific and educational works is hereby granted provided that the source is acknowledged. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act September 2010 Page 2 or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC §108, as revised by P.L. 94-553) does not require the AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a web site or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, requires written permission or a license from the AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy, available on the AMS Web site located at (http://www.ametsoc.org/) or from the AMS at 617-227-2425 or copyrights@ametsoc.org.
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doi:10.7282/T33B623X
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