Created: March 20, 2016

Proposer: Jonathan Gregory / Stephen Griffies

Proposed Date: 2015-01-30

CMIP6 - OMIP

Change Date: March 20, 2016, 7:51 p.m.

Term: **northward_ocean_heat_transport_due_to_parameterized_mesoscale_diffusion**

Unit: W

Unit ref: WATT

AMIP:

GRIB:

The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). Northward transport by parameterized mesoscale diffusion (e.g., neutral diffusion in the interior and horizontal diffusion in the surface boundary layer) in an ocean model means the part due to a scheme representing mesoscale eddy diffusive effects not included in the resolved model velocity field.

Change Date: Nov. 27, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Term: **northward_ocean_heat_transport_due_to_parameterized_mesoscale_eddy_diffusion**

Unit: W

Unit ref: WATT

AMIP:

GRIB:

"Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. Northward transport by parameterized mesoscale diffusion (e.g., neutral diffusion in the interior and horizontal diffusion in the surface boundary layer) in an ocean model means the part due to a scheme representing mesoscale eddy diffusive effects not included in the resolved model velocity field.

Change Date: Nov. 27, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Term: **northward_ocean_heat_transport_due_to_parameterized_mesoscale_eddy_diffusion**

Unit: W

Unit ref: WATT

AMIP:

GRIB:

"Northward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. Parameterized mesoscale eddy diffusive processes include diffusion along neutral directions in the interior of the ocean and horizontal diffusion in the surface boundary layer. The processes occur on a spatial scale of many tens of kilometres and an evolutionary time of weeks.