Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
19 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 19 Jul 2023

Variability in coastal downwelling circulation in response to high-resolution regional atmospheric forcing off the Pearl River estuary

Wenfeng Lai and Jianping Gan

Data sets

ilai/PRE_OS: PRE high-resolution paper in OS W. F. Lai

Short summary
Our study shows a high-resolution regional atmospheric model improves near-surface wind and air temperature simulation, resulting in improved circulation and hydrographic simulations in the Pearl River estuary. High-resolution wind forcing is critical for coastal circulation and cross-isobath transport, while high-resolution heat forcing greatly improves sea surface temperature simulation. High-resolution atmospheric forcing is essential for accurately simulating dynamic coastal ocean processes.