Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 543–572, 2021

Special issue: Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean - NEMO

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 543–572, 2021

Development and technical paper 27 Jan 2021

Development and technical paper | 27 Jan 2021

A simplified atmospheric boundary layer model for an improved representation of air–sea interactions in eddying oceanic models: implementation and first evaluation in NEMO (4.0)

Florian Lemarié et al.

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Short summary
A simplified model of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) of intermediate complexity between a bulk parameterization and a full three-dimensional atmospheric model has been developed and integrated to the NEMO ocean model. An objective in the derivation of such a simplified model is to reach an apt representation of ocean-only numerical simulations of some of the key processes associated with air–sea interactions at the characteristic scales of the oceanic mesoscale.