Ocean Tides II

Ocean Tides in a Climate Model Simulation

We implemented an explicit astronomical tidal forcing in a climate model. The coarse resolution of the ocean circulation model permits the generation of internal tides and the induced tidal mixing. However, the tidal currents have a considerable impact on eddy viscosity, eddy diffusivity and non-linear bottom friction. The following presentation illustrates the impact of ocean tides on an ensemble of five present-day climate simulations and is described in more detail [here].