Subproject 4 (SP4): Mean-state influence on Benguela Niņo characteristics - observed trends and future projections

SP4 focuses on the relationship between the mean state of the Southeastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean and characteristics of Benguela Niņo events

Goals:

  • Understanding the relationship between changes in the mean state of the Southeastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean that have been observed over the past decades and that are projected for the future and characteristics of Benguela Niņo events with respect to frequency, strength, location and impacts.

  • Analysis of Reanalysis products and observations in order to derive a relationship between the mean-state and interannual variability in the Angola-Benguela region during the past decades

  • perform FOCI coupled model simulations with regionally enhanced ocean model resolution and different CO2 forcing to investigate changes projected for the next decades

Team:

Principal Investigators:
Prof. Dr. M. Latif, GEOMAR Kiel, Germany
Prof. Dr. J. Lübbecke, GEOMAR Kiel, Germany

Associated Staff:
M.Sc A. Prigent, GEOMAR Kiel, Germany