Oceanic stochastic parametrizations in a seasonal forecast system


Model uncertainty is one of the main sources of uncertainty in ensemble prediction on seasonal to decadal timescales. Here, we quantify model uncertainty in the ocean component of a seasonal forecast system by introducing a range of stochastic parametrizations. The stochastic parametrizations help increase the spread of the ensemble and reduce error. We find that the stochastically perturbed parameterization tendency (SPPT) schemes provided the largest impact on the model spread and bias. We also suggest new ways to reduce forecast error.

Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 5, 1867-1875
Laure Zanna
Laure Zanna
Professor of Mathematics & Atmosphere/Ocean Science [She/Her]

My research interests include Climate Dynamics, Physical Oceanography and Data Science.