Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
16 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 16 Sep 2021

Effects of strongly eddying oceans on multidecadal climate variability in the Community Earth System Model

André Jüling, Anna von der Heydt, and Henk A. Dijkstra

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On top of forced changes such as human-caused global warming, unforced climate variability exists. Most multidecadal variability (MV) involves the oceans, but current climate models use non-turbulent, coarse-resolution oceans. We investigate the effect of resolving important turbulent ocean features on MV. We find that ocean heat content, ocean–atmosphere heat flux, and global mean surface temperature MV is more pronounced in the higher-resolution model relative to higher-frequency variability.