Dynamical downscaling of climate change in northwestern Pacific Ocean

Title
Dynamical downscaling of climate change in northwestern Pacific Ocean
Author(s)
장찬주
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)
Publication Year
2018-06-05
Abstract
Dynamical downscaling of climate change with regional climate models has provided detailed information required for mitigation and adaptation of climate change on local or regional scales. However, most of ocean downscaling experiments hasbeen done by ocean-only regional models which exclude proper air-sea interactions. In this study, to project future changes in Korean waters, we have developed a regional atmosphere-ocean coupled climate model (RCCM) for the Northwest Pacific Ocean, based on the COAWST (Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport coupled model) originally developed by USGS (US Geogological Survey). The RCCM consists of the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) as an oceanic component and the Weather Research Forecast (WRF) as an atmospheric component. The ocean model has a horizontal resolution of 1/12 degrees while the atmospheric model, covering the East Asian region, has a horizontal resolution of 50 km. As the initialand lateral boundary conditions, we used future climate changes under Representative Concentration Pathway 4.5 scenario simulated by CanESM2 that properly reproduces the East Asian monsoon. The future projection experiments show that the coupled model allowing air-sea interaction projects a significantly different surface warming compared with projection with ocean-only model. For example, contrary to the ocean-only model projection showing greater surface warming in winter teen done by ocean-only regional models which exclude proper air-sea interactions. In this study, to project future changes in Korean waters, we have developed a regional atmosphere-ocean coupled climate model (RCCM) for the Northwest Pacific Ocean, based on the COAWST (Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport coupled model) originally developed by USGS (US Geogological Survey). The RCCM consists of the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) as an oceanic component and the Weather Research Forecast (WRF) as an atmospheric component. The ocean model has a horizontal resolution of 1/12 degrees while the atmospheric model, covering the East Asian region, has a horizontal resolution of 50 km. As the initialand lateral boundary conditions, we used future climate changes under Representative Concentration Pathway 4.5 scenario simulated by CanESM2 that properly reproduces the East Asian monsoon. The future projection experiments show that the coupled model allowing air-sea interaction projects a significantly different surface warming compared with projection with ocean-only model. For example, contrary to the ocean-only model projection showing greater surface warming in winter t
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/23243
Bibliographic Citation
AOGS 15th Annual Meeting, 2018
Publisher
AOGS
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
AOGS
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Research Interests

upper ocean dynamics,regional climate modeling,ocean climate change,해양상층역학,지역기후모델링,해양기후변화

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