Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11857–11887, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11857-2021

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11857–11887, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11857-2021
Research article
09 Aug 2021
Research article | 09 Aug 2021

Towards kilometer-scale ocean–atmosphere–wave coupled forecast: a case study on a Mediterranean heavy precipitation event

César Sauvage et al.

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Air–sea processes are key elements during Mediterranean heavy precipitation events. We aim to progress in their representation in high-resolution weather forecast. Using coupled ocean–air–wave simulations, we investigated air–sea mechanisms modulated by ocean and waves during a case that occurred in southern France. Results showed significant impact of the forecast on low-level dynamics and air–sea fluxes and illustrated potential benefits of coupled numerical weather prediction systems.
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