Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 321–338, 2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 321–338, 2018

Development and technical paper 23 Jan 2018

Development and technical paper | 23 Jan 2018

An interactive ocean surface albedo scheme (OSAv1.0): formulation and evaluation in ARPEGE-Climat (V6.1) and LMDZ (V5A)

Roland Séférian et al.


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Short summary
This paper presents a new interactive scheme for ocean surface albedo suited for the current generation of Earth system models. This scheme computes the ocean surface albedo accounting for the spectral dependence (across a range of wavelengths between 200 and 4000 nm), the characteristics of incident solar radiation (direct of diffuse), the effects of surface winds, chlorophyll content and whitecaps in addition to the canonical solar zenith angle dependence.