Subgrid parameterization of surface heat and momentum fluxes over polar oceans

  title={Subgrid parameterization of surface heat and momentum fluxes over polar oceans},
  author={Timo Vihma},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • T. Vihma
  • Published 15 November 1995
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
The parameterization of heat and momentum fluxes over a heterogeneous surface consisting of sea ice and large areas of open ocean (polynyas) has been studied. Various theories required to calculate grid-averaged fluxes are discussed, and a two-dimensional mesoscale boundary layer model has been applied to simulate the flow and heat exchange processes inside a single grid element of a hypothetical atmospheric general circulation model. The theories are compared with model results. Considering… 

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