OGCM sensitivity experiments on the annual cycle of Western Hemisphere Warm Pool (WHWP). By S.-K. Lee (CIMAS/UM), D. Enfield (AOML/NOAA), C. Wang (AOML/NOAA), and G. Halliwell Jr. (RSMAS/UM) Objectives:
(a) Heat budget analysis using HYCOM?
(b) Synoptic variability of surface turbulent heat flux
Model: Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (version 2.1.27)
Model domain: contains both Pacific and Atlantic (100oE- 20oE, 35oS-65oN)
Resolution: uniform 1o in zonally and variable in meridional direction; 0.5o at the equator increasing linearly to 1o at 40o latitude and 1o poleward of 40o; 22 hybrid layers
Miscs.: T-S are advected; Levitus climatology used for initial condition, also for relaxation at the southern boundary.