What is it about?
Interactions between atmospheric wind stress and ocean in submesoscale scales (100m - 10km) is investigated using numerical methods. Wind stress curl/divergence are found to be strongly modified by the submesoscale surface structures, and it, in turn, can introduce significant impacts on the ocean processes.
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Why is it important?
This work helps to better understand the feedback between the oceanic submesoscale processes and the atmosphere, which will likely improve the fidelity of long-term climate projections, thereby bettering the principal scientific tool used to investigate climate change.
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This page is a summary of: On the Feedback Between Air‐Sea Turbulent Momentum Flux and Oceanic Submesoscale Processes, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, October 2022, American Geophysical Union (AGU), DOI: 10.1029/2022jc018767.
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