Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 15, 761–778, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-761-2019

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Ocean Sci., 15, 761–778, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-761-2019

Research article 19 Jun 2019

Research article | 19 Jun 2019

Evaluating the impact of atmospheric forcing and air–sea coupling on near-coastal regional ocean prediction

Huw W. Lewis et al.

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Oceans are modified at the surface by winds and by the exchange of heat with the atmosphere. The effect of changing atmospheric information that is available to drive an ocean model of north-west Europe, which can simulate small-scale details of the ocean state, is tested. We show that simulated temperatures agree better with observations located near the coast around the south-west UK when using data from a high-resolution atmospheric model, and when atmosphere and ocean feedbacks are included.