Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 16, 1491–1507, 2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 1491–1507, 2020

Research article 03 Dec 2020

Research article | 03 Dec 2020

Model uncertainties of a storm and their influence on microplastics and sediment transport in the Baltic Sea

Robert Daniel Osinski et al.

Data sets

WRF University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

WW3 NOAA Environmental Modeling Center

GETM & Co Knut Klingbeil

Short summary
This study investigates the impact of the uncertainty in atmospheric data of a storm event on the transport of microplastics and sediments. The model chain includes the WRF atmospheric model, the WAVEWATCH III® wave model, and the GETM regional ocean model as well as a sediment transport model based on the FABM framework. An ensemble approach based on stochastic perturbations of the WRF model is used. We found a strong impact of atmospheric uncertainty on the amount of transported material.