Dependence of tracer injection on the horizontal resolution in a numerical model

Title
Dependence of tracer injection on the horizontal resolution in a numerical model
Author(s)
박영규
KIOST Author(s)
Park, Young Gyu(박영규)
Alternative Author(s)
박영규
Publication Year
2012-04-24
Abstract
Previous studies show that models could differ substantially in high latitude where air-sea heat and gas exchange occur actively. As we increase the horizontal resolution of the models, the difference becomes smaller since unrealistic convection or convective adjustment is weakened. To better understand the effects of horizontal resolution on convection and subsequent tracer injection, we conducted a suite of idealized numerical modeling experiments in which the horizontal resolution is varied from 2 degrees to 1/4 degree. As the horizontal resolution increases, the stratification of high latitude area becomes higher especially over the north eastern corner. The convection that mainly occurs over the north eastern corner is then suppressed so that convection occurs away from the wall. Interestingly the amount of tracer injected into the interior is reduced substantially while the area of convection staysabout the same. In lower resolution tracer is transported to the bottom without significant mixing and the tracerconcentration becomes minimum in the middle depth. In higher resolution the tracer is gradually mixed down so that the concentration monotonically decreases with depth. These suggest that the strength of overturning and tracer injection is not tightly linked, and to simulate tracer better we need to resolve convective mixing properly.onvection or convective adjustment is weakened. To better understand the effects of horizontal resolution on convection and subsequent tracer injection, we conducted a suite of idealized numerical modeling experiments in which the horizontal resolution is varied from 2 degrees to 1/4 degree. As the horizontal resolution increases, the stratification of high latitude area becomes higher especially over the north eastern corner. The convection that mainly occurs over the north eastern corner is then suppressed so that convection occurs away from the wall. Interestingly the amount of tracer
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/27847
Bibliographic Citation
EGU General Assembly 2012, pp.1, 2012
Publisher
EGU
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
EGU
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