Coupled Ocean – Atmosphere Dynamics in a Simple Midlatitude Climate Model

  title={Coupled Ocean – Atmosphere Dynamics in a Simple Midlatitude Climate Model},
  author={David Ferreira and CLAUDE FRANKIGNOUL},
Midlatitude air–sea interactions are investigated by coupling a stochastically forced two-layer quasigeostrophic channel atmosphere to a simple ocean model. The stochastic forcing has a large-scale standing pattern to simulate the main modes of low-frequency atmospheric variability. When the atmosphere interacts with an oceanic mixed layer via surface heat exchanges, the white noise forcing generates an approximately red noise sea surface temperature (SST) response. As the SST adjusts to the… CONTINUE READING


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