Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Model evaluation paper
12 Jul 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 12 Jul 2023

The mixed-layer depth in the Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (OMIP): impact of resolving mesoscale eddies

Anne Marie Treguier, Clement de Boyer Montégut, Alexandra Bozec, Eric P. Chassignet, Baylor Fox-Kemper, Andy McC. Hogg, Doroteaciro Iovino, Andrew E. Kiss, Julien Le Sommer, Yiwen Li, Pengfei Lin, Camille Lique, Hailong Liu, Guillaume Serazin, Dmitry Sidorenko, Qiang Wang, Xiaobio Xu, and Steve Yeager


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-310', Stephen M. Griffies, 05 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Anne Marie Treguier, 23 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-310', A.J. George Nurser, 17 Apr 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Anne Marie Treguier, 23 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Anne Marie Treguier on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 May 2023) by Riccardo Farneti
RR by Stephen M. Griffies (22 May 2023)
RR by A.J. George Nurser (30 May 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 May 2023) by Riccardo Farneti
AR by Anne Marie Treguier on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The ocean mixed layer is the interface between the ocean interior and the atmosphere and plays a key role in climate variability. We evaluate the performance of the new generation of ocean models for climate studies, designed to resolve ocean eddies, which are the largest source of ocean variability and modulate the mixed-layer properties. We find that the mixed-layer depth is better represented in eddy-rich models but, unfortunately, not uniformly across the globe and not in all models.