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Sun and Bleck 2006

Sun, S., and R. Bleck, 2006: Multi-century simulations with the coupled GISS-HYCOM climate model: Control experiments. Clim. Dyn., 26, 407-428, doi:10.1007/s00382-005-0091-7.

Multi-century climate simulations obtained with the GISS atmospheric general circulation model coupled to the HYCOM ocean model are described. Greenhouse gas concentrations are held xed in these experiments to investigate the coupled model's ability to reproduce the major features of today's climate with minimal drift. Emphasis is placed on the realism of the oceanic general circulation and its e ect on air-sea exchange processes. Several model runs using di erent closures for turbulent vertical exchange as well as improvements to reduce vertical numerical di usion are compared with climate observations. As in previous studies, the Southern Ocean emerges as the Achilles Heel of the ocean model; de ciencies in its physical representation had far-reaching consequences in early experiments with the coupled model and have provided the strongest impetus for model improvement. The overarching goal of this work is to add diversity to the pool of ocean models available for climate prediction and thereby reduce biases that may stand in the way of assessing climate prediction uncertainty.

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  author={Sun, S. and Bleck, R.},
  title={Multi-century simulations with the coupled GISS-HYCOM climate model: Control experiments},
  journal={Clim. Dyn.},

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ID  - su07000g
AU  - Sun, S.
AU  - Bleck, R.
PY  - 2006
TI  - Multi-century simulations with the coupled GISS-HYCOM climate model: Control experiments
JA  - Clim. Dyn.
VL  - 26
SP  - 407
EP  - 428
DO  - 10.1007/s00382-005-0091-7
ER  -

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