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Data from: Effect of atmospheric forcing resolution on simulated mixed layer depth in the North Pacific
Gille, Sarah T
McClean, Julie L
Ivanova, Detelina P
Yulaeva, Elena
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Data from: Effect of atmospheric forcing resolution on simulated mixed layer depth in the North Pacific
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This dataset contains daily output from two numerical simulations in the North Pacific domain, using the 0.1 degree Parallel Ocean Program (POP) model in the Community Climate System Model 4 framework. The atmospheric forcing in the first simulation is taken from a 0.6 degree resolution Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) simulation, and the forcing in the second simulation is the low-pass filtered forcing used in the first experiment. Therefore, these two simulations would be valuable for potential studies evaluating the role of mesoscale atmospheric forcing on the physical state of the ocean (e.g. circulation, sea surface height and mixed layer conditions).
This study was supported by US Dept. of Energy (DOE), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) in the Office of Science grants: DE-SC00019933, DE-SC00013371, DE-SC0012778, DE-SC0014440, and as part of a US DOE/BER funded project entitled “Ultra-High Resolution Global Climate Simulation" via a Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontract. This research used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
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Chen, Ru; McClean, Julie L.; Gille, Sarah T.; Yulaeva, Elena; Ivanova, Detelina P.; Cerovečki, Ivana (2021). Data from: Effect of atmospheric forcing resolution on simulated mixed layer depth in the North Pacific. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections.
References: Los Alamos National Laboratory Parallel Ocean Program (POP) model: Dukowicz, J.K., Smith, R.D., 1994. Implicit free-surface method for the Bryan-Cox-Semtner ocean model. J. Geophys. Res.: Oceans 99, 7991-8014. CCSM framework: McClean, J.L., Bader, D.C., Bryan, F.O., Maltrud, M.E., Dennis, J.M., Mirin, A.A., Jones, P.W., Kim, Y.Y., Ivanova, D.P., Vertenstein, M., et al., 2011. A prototype two-decade fully-coupled fine-resolution CCSM simulation. Ocean Modelling 39, 10–30. WRF simulation: Dorman, C.E., Mejia, J.F., Koraˇcin, D., 2013. Impact of US west coastline inhomogeneity and synoptic forcing on winds, wind stress, and wind stress curl during upwelling season. J. Geophys. Res.: Oceans 118, 4036–4051. Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments-II (CORE-II IAF) fluxes: Large, W., Yeager, S., 2009. The global climatology of an interannually varying air-sea flux data set. Clim. Dyn. 33, 341-364.
This dataset includes forcing variables (wind stress, heat flux, and virtual salt flux), surface variables (velocities, sea surface height, temperature and salinity), mixed layer depth, boundary layer depth, etc. File names distinguish between the two sets of model runs. NPRC=North Pacific Regional Configuration; hb3=unsmoothed winds; sm4=smoothed winds, with smoothing intended to suppress high-wavenumber structures that are not included in Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments-II (CORE-II) forcing.
Forcing resolution
Mixed layer depth
Eddying ocean model
Mesoscale-atmospheric forcing
Wind stress
Buoyancy forcing
North Pacific Ocean
North Pacific Ocean

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