Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1801–1819, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1801-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1801–1819, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1801-2021

Development and technical paper 01 Apr 2021

Development and technical paper | 01 Apr 2021

Improved representation of river runoff in Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean Version 4 (ECCOv4) simulations: implementation, evaluation, and impacts to coastal plume regions

Yang Feng et al.

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Short summary
Simulation of coastal plume regions was improved in global ECCOv4 with a series of sensitivity tests. We find modeled SSS is closer to SMAP when using daily point-source runoff as well as increasing the resolution from coarse to intermediate. The plume characteristics, freshwater transport, and critical water properties are modified greatly. But this may not happen with a further increase to high resolution. The study will advance the seamless modeling of land–ocean–atmosphere feedback in ESMs.