Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Interactions with the Atmosphere

To the extent that the ocean eddy field and its variability is communicated to the atmosphere, ocean eddy-atmosphere interactions are important for the role played by the ocean in the coupled variability of the climate system. These interactions are a potentially important process, that, in its absence or poor representation may contribute to the uncertainty in climate predictions and projections. Finally, a critical question for model development and application is the extent to which it is necessary to fully resolve ocean eddies and their interactions with the atmosphere.

A 1.5-day workshop on 'Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Interactions with the Atmosphere' will be organised by CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel, with close cooperation of and funding support from US CLIVAR on February 17- 18, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, US, in conjunction with the 2018 Ocean Science Meeting.  The workshop will create a shared understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions at the ocean-eddy scale should be represented in climate models to improve climate prediction and projection in both the atmosphere and the ocean.

For more details, please visit:   http://www.clivar.org/events/ocean-mesoscale-eddy-interactions-atmosphere-workshop