Relevance of ERA 40 dynamical downscaling for modeling deep convection in the Mediterranean Sea Marine

  title={Relevance of ERA 40 dynamical downscaling for modeling deep convection in the Mediterranean Sea Marine},
  author={John David Herrmann and Samuel Somot},
A strong open-ocean convection event was observed in the Northwestern Mediterranean sea during the 1986-87 winter. This period was used as a case study to evaluate the impact of the spatial resolution of atmospheric forcing on deep convection modeling. Twin numerical experiments were performed with an oceanic model forced by atmospheric forcing sets with different resolutions. A low resolution atmospheric forcing extracted from the ERA40 reanalysis was compared with a high resolution forcing… CONTINUE READING
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