Special Issue "Disentangling Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions, from Weather to Climate"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 September 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Davide Bonaldo

National Research Council, Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), Venice, Italy
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Interests: Coastal Oceanography; Atmosphere-Ocean interactions; Continental margin dynamics; Sediment transport
Guest Editor
Prof. Chunyan Li

Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Coastal Studies Institute, College of the Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University, LA 70803, USA
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Interests: coastal-estuarine dynamics; extreme weather; storm surges; meteorological tides; met-ocean observing systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The scientific community has a growing awareness of the importance of atmosphere–ocean interactions for geophysical processes at various scales. The increasing availability of observational as well as reanalysis data and the recent advancements in numerical modelling are opening new frontiers of study for the coupled atmosphere–ocean system. By allowing two-way feedback between atmosphere and ocean, it is possible to disentangle the drivers and teleconnections from the scale of the single, local event up to the climate dynamics. Achievements in these fields provide an improvement in our understanding of multidisciplinary processes and eventual management and operational services, including weather forecast and early warning systems, e.g., for river floods and storm surge in coastal regions.

With this development, we believe it is timely to assemble some of the most recent research findings in the form of a Special Issue titled “Disentangling Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions, from Weather to Climate” in MDPI Atmosphere. We cordially invite our colleagues to submit manuscripts in this field with original research results or review papers on the state-of-the-art techniques, innovative approaches, multidisciplinary applications, and upcoming challenges in atmosphere–ocean interactions at different scales. Example topics for papers in this Special Issue include but not limited to the following:

  • Air–sea interaction parameterizations and coupled atmosphere–ocean numerical modelling approaches;
  • Coupled atmosphere–ocean applications for coastal and offshore engineering;
  • Analysis of extreme met-oceanic events and their impacts on anthropic infrastructures;
  • Operational met-ocean modelling and monitoring;
  • Role of air–sea interactions in heat transport and storage;
  • Weather and/or climate impact on the ocean and feedback from the ocean to the atmosphere.

Dr. Davide Bonaldo
Prof. Chunyan Li
Guest Editors

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  • Atmosphere-ocean interactions
  • Atmosphere-waves-ocean model coupling
  • Extreme weather impact
  • Climate projections
  • Operational services
  • Ocean


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Correlation of Near-Inertial Wind Stress in Typhoon and Typhoon-Induced Oceanic Near-Inertial Kinetic Energy in the Upper South China Sea
Atmosphere 2019, 10(7), 388; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10070388
Received: 10 June 2019 / Revised: 3 July 2019 / Accepted: 9 July 2019 / Published: 11 July 2019
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The correlation of near-inertial wind stress (NIWS) in typhoon and typhoon-induced oceanic near-inertial kinetic energy (NIKE) in the upper South China Sea (SCS) is investigated through reanalysis data and an idealized typhoon model. It is found that the typhoon-induced oceanic near-inertial currents are [...] Read more.
The correlation of near-inertial wind stress (NIWS) in typhoon and typhoon-induced oceanic near-inertial kinetic energy (NIKE) in the upper South China Sea (SCS) is investigated through reanalysis data and an idealized typhoon model. It is found that the typhoon-induced oceanic near-inertial currents are primarily induced by the NIWS, which may contribute to about 80% of the total NIKE induced by typhoon. The intensities and distributions of NIWS in most typhoons are consistent with the magnitudes and features of NIKE. The NIWS and the NIKE along the typhoon track have positive correlations with the maximum wind speed of a typhoon, but there is an optimal translation speed for NIWS, at which the wind energy of the near-inertial band reaches its maximum. In the idealized typhoon model, a cluster of high-value centers of NIWS appear along the typhoon track, but there is only one high-value center for the near-inertial currents. The maximum NIWS arrives about 15 hours prior to the maximum near-inertial current. The distribution of NIWS is apparently asymmetric along the typhoon track, which may be due to the smaller eastward component of wind energy. Full article
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