Created: March 20, 2016

Proposer: Jonathan Gregory / Stephen Griffies

Proposed Date: 2015-01-30

CMIP6 - OMIP

Change Date: March 20, 2016, 11:18 p.m.

Term: **tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_expressed_as_heat_content_due_to_parameterized_submesoscale_advection**

Unit: W m-2

Unit ref: UFAA

AMIP:

GRIB:

"Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. 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. "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. This tendency expresses the time change in model heat content in a grid cell due to parameterized submesoscale eddy advective processes impacting the heat content, with this tendency measured by models using potential temperature as the prognostic model field.

Change Date: Oct. 10, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Term: **tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_expressed_as_heat_content_due_to_parameterized_submesoscale_eddy_advection**

Unit: W m-2

Unit ref: UFAA

AMIP:

GRIB:

Change Date: Oct. 10, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

Term: **tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_expressed_as_heat_content_due_to_parameterized_submesoscale_eddy_advection**

Unit: W m-2

Unit ref: UFAA

AMIP:

GRIB:

"Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. 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 eddy advection in an ocean model means the part due to a scheme representing parameterized eddy-induced advective effects not included in the resolved model velocity field. Parameterized submesoscale eddy advection occurs on a spatial scale of the order of 1 km horizontally. Reference: James C. McWilliams 2016, Submesoscale currents in the ocean, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, volume 472, issue 2189. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2016.0117. There are also standard names for parameterized_mesoscale_eddy_advection which, along with parameterized_submesoscale_eddy_advection, contributes to the total parameterized eddy advection.

Change Date: Nov. 27, 2017, 12:38 p.m.

Term: **tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_expressed_as_heat_content_due_to_parameterized_submesoscale_eddy_advection**

Unit: W m-2

Unit ref: UFAA

AMIP:

GRIB:

The phrase "tendency_of_X" means derivative of X with respect to time. "Content" indicates a quantity per unit area. The phrase "expressed_as_heat_content" means that this quantity is calculated as the specific heat capacity times density of sea water multiplied by the potential temperature of the sea water in the grid cell. Potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of air or sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure. 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 eddy advection in an ocean model means the part due to a scheme representing parameterized eddy-induced advective effects not included in the resolved model velocity field. Parameterized submesoscale eddy advection occurs on a spatial scale of the order of 1 km horizontally. Reference: James C. McWilliams 2016, Submesoscale currents in the ocean, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, volume 472, issue 2189. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2016.0117. There are also standard names for parameterized_mesoscale_eddy_advection which, along with parameterized_submesoscale_eddy_advection, contributes to the total parameterized eddy advection. Additionally, when the parameterized advective process is represented in the model as a skew-diffusion rather than an advection, then the parameterized skew diffusion should be included in this diagnostic. The convergence of a skew-flux is identical (in the continuous formulation) to the convergence of an advective flux, making their tendencies the same.