Special Issue "Regional Climate Modeling: Ocean–Atmosphere Coupling"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: Hydrometeorology, -climatology, climate system modelling, data assimilation, and information flow
Interests: ocean-atmosphere interactions; regional winds; climate simulations of Europe and its marginal seas; islands
We would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Atmospheres that will be dedicated to the field of ocean–atmosphere interactively coupled regional climate modeling. The development of high-resolution, fully-coupled climate models started in some regions (e.g., in the Baltic and Mediterranean area) more than ten years ago, but recently coupled systems including additional climate system components (e.g., ice physics, biochemistry) have been developed. Nowadays, they cover more regions of interest (e.g., the Bay of Bengal, the Arctic) and target higher-convection-permitting resolutions. Coordinated ensembles of regional coupled climate projections are part of, e.g., Med-CORDEX (http://www.medcordex.eu) and Baltic Earth (http://www.baltic.earth). These developments are also recognized in regional climate assessment reports that rely on submitted or published papers.
The Special Issue will elucidate developments in coupled regional climate models and simulations. Both modeling studies on climate processes and studies on model evaluation and intercomparison are welcome. Manuscripts may also focus on climate predictions (from seasonal to centennial) using ensembles of coupled climate simulations and are not limited to specific areas. Studies using high-resolution simulations that, e.g., provide a better representation of processes close to the coast are encouraged. In addition, nesting and coupling strategies of different climate compartment models and new analysis techniques for the investigation of complex coupled systems applied to the air–sea challenge are of high interest.
Professor Bodo Ahrens
Dr. Anika Obermann-Hellhund
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Regional climate models
- Interactive processes
- Ocean–atmosphere coupling
- High-resolution climate prediction/projections
- Analysis methods for complex climate phenomena