Evaluating Surface Flux and Boundary Layer Parameterizations in Mesoscale Models Using Measurements from the Japan/East Sea Experiment
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY
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The long-term goal is to improve the surface flux and boundary layer parameterizations in the Navy s operational mesoscale model, COAMPS. The objective of this research is to systematically evaluate the surface flux and boundary layer parameterizations currently used in COAMPS. In particular, we emphasize intercomparisons between model results and observations in order to understand the model discrepancies. An added component of the project in late FY01 is to evaluate and improve the prediction of stratocumulus topped boundary layers in COAMPS. We will focus on entrainment and entrainment parameterization in this effort.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography