Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 12, 71–86, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-71-2016

Special issue: Oceanographic processes on the continental shelf: observations...

Ocean Sci., 12, 71–86, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-71-2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

Modeling the ocean and atmosphere during an extreme bora event in northern Adriatic using one-way and two-way atmosphere–ocean coupling

M. Ličer et al.

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We compare the northern Adriatic response to an extreme bora event, as simulated by one-way and two-way (i.e. with ocean feedback to the atmosphere) atmosphere-ocean coupling. We show that two-way coupling yields significantly better estimates of heat fluxes, most notably sensible heat flux, across the air-sea interface. When compared to observations in the northern Adriatic, two-way coupled system consequently leads to a better representation of ocean temperatures throughout the event.