An ocean model's response to North Atlantic Oscillation-like wind forcing

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  1998
Authors  Visbeck, M.; Cullen, H.; Krahmann, G.; Naik, N.
Journal Title  Geophysical Research Letters
Volume  25
Issue  24
Pages  4521-4524
Journal Date  Dec 15
ISBN Number  0094-8276
Accession Number  ISI:000077882600033
Key Words  sea-surface temperature; interdecadal variations; climate; circulation; anomalies

The response of the Atlantic Ocean to North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)-like wind forcing was investigated using an ocean-only general circulation model coupled to an atmospheric boundary layer model. A series of idealized experiments was performed to investigate the interannual to multi-decadal frequency response of the ocean to a winter wind anomaly pattern. Overall, the strength of the SST response increased slightly with longer forcing periods. In the subpolar gyre, however, the model showed a broad response maximum in the decadal band (12-16 years).


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