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doi:10.5194/osd-7-1289-2010
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12 Jul 2010
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This discussion paper has been under review for the journal Ocean Science (OS). The revised manuscript was not accepted.
Mixed layer sub-mesoscale parameterization – Part 2: Results for coarse resolution OGCMs
V. M. Canuto1,2 and M. S. Dubovikov1,3 1NASA, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY, 10025, USA
2Dept. Applied Physics and Math., Columbia University, New York, NY, 10027, USA
3Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University, New York, NY, 10025, USA
Abstract. 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.

Citation: Canuto, V. M. and Dubovikov, M. S.: Mixed layer sub-mesoscale parameterization – Part 2: Results for coarse resolution OGCMs, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 7, 1289-1302, doi:10.5194/osd-7-1289-2010, 2010.
V. M. Canuto and M. S. Dubovikov
V. M. Canuto and M. S. Dubovikov

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