Special Issue "Characteristics of Coastal Low Level Wind Jet"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2020).
Interests: ocean-atmosphere coupling; climate modeling; climate change
The impact of the future evolution of coastal low-level jets (CLLJs) on the marine ecosystems and associated inland areas is a crucial environmental issue. CLLJs are associated with semi-permanent ocean high-pressure systems, and frequently enhanced by the presence of an inland thermal low and by complex local land-ocean-atmosphere interaction processes. They often prompt coastal upwelling in narrow coastal regions that intensifies the thermal contrast and feedbacks positively for the coastal-parallel wind. The physical mechanisms involved in the generation of CLLJs include complex regional and large-scale, basin-wide, atmosphere–ocean and atmosphere–land interactions. Besides, land–ocean temperature contrasts and coastal geomorphology also play important roles. Therefore, an improved understanding of the CLLJs would lead to a better understanding of the climate signal in these regions. From the modeling point of view, these studies require high resolution both for the ocean and the atmosphere, and an explicit simulation of ocean–atmospheric coupling is strongly desirable. We invite contributions with both observational and modeling studies, with global and regional models, which could help to improve our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the behavior of coastal low-level jets and provide a more robust assessment of their evolution in the future climate.
Prof. Dr. William David Cabos Narvaez
Prof. Dr. Pedro M. M. Soares
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- coastal low-level jets
- ocean–atmosphere–land coupling
- coastal upwelling systems
- inland low-pressure systems
- high-resolution climate modeling