January 1, 1996 to December 31, 2002
Project Description: 

Our program is a mix of in situ and satellite-based observations, and modeling which will, over a 5 year period beginning October 2004, lead to improved parameterization of air-sea fluxes in a high exchange region of the oceans, and improved ocean physics in climate models, capturing the eddy-mixed layer interactions in a region with both strong flows within the ocean and atmosphere and large wintertime exchange between the ocean and atmosphere. CLIMODE is working with a CLIVAR "Critical Process Team" (CPT-emilie) to develop better climate models.