Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 16, 1491–1507, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1491-2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 1491–1507, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1491-2020

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.

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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.