Regional climate models (RCMs) with high-resolution topography and surface characteristics have been widely used for applications from process studies to paleoclimate and climate change simulations.
Regional earth system modeling or regional coupled modeling is one of the frontiers of regional climate modeling, and coupling of the ocean component in RCMs is an important step towards the development of regional earth system models.
Dr. ZOU Liwei from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and his collaborators from Nanjing University introduced their recently developed regional ocean-atmosphere coupled model in Advances of Atmospheric Sciences.
“We coupled the recently released WRF4.0 model with a North Pacific Ocean model (LICOM_np) developed at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics through the OASIS3.0 coupler. The horizontal resolution was set to 15 km in WRF4.0, while it was 0.1° in LICOM_np,” said Dr. ZOU.
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