Last modified by S2S_mjo on 2017/06/26 00:41

Main Goals

Working in concert with the WCRP-WWRP/WGNE MJO Task Force, effort will be focused on research, model evaluation and predictability/prediction skill studies on the interactions between the Maritime Continent (MC) and the MJO, including an effort to improve local MC forecast skill and resources. 

This focus is motivated by the perception that the MC represents a natural predictability barrier for the MJO that is exacerbated by limited understanding of the MC as a natural predictability barrier and also to a great extent by our limitations in model representations of the MJO and MC interactions.  

The subproject will exploit a number of modeling and observational resources, namely:

Please refer to the project white paper for more details on motivation, objectives and proposed tasks. 


Duane Waliser (Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, USA)

Steve Woolnough (University of Reading/National Centre for Atmospheric Science, UK)

Eric Maloney (Colorado State University, USA)

June-Yi Lee (Pusan National University, S. Korea)

Sample of Funded Research Activities Utilizing S2S Database

(please email co-organizers with additions)   
TitlePI, Co-Is, CollaboratorsPoint of Contact EmailSponsorPeriod of Performance
Leveraging the MJO for Multi-Week Predictions: Improving Understanding of MJO - Maritime Continent InteractionsWaliser (JPL), Jiang (UCLA), Baronowski (UCLA) Flatau (NRL), Ridout (NRL) duane.waliser@jpl.nassa.govONR PISTONJune 2016-May 2018
Assessing Oceanic Predictability Sources for MJO PropagationDeMott (CSU), Klingaman (U. Reading) demott@atmos.colostate.eduNOAA MAPP July 2016 - June 2019
Forecasting North Pacific Blocking and Atmospheric River Probabilities: Sensitivity to Model Physics and the MJOBarnes, Maloney (CSU) eabarnes@atmos.colostate.eduNOAA MAPP July 2016 - June 2019
Madden Julian Oscillation - the Maritime Continent barrier and seamless verificationWang, Sobel, Tippett  (Columbia University) sw2526@columbia.edu NOAA MAPP July 2016 - June 2019
InterDec: The potential of seasonal-to-decadal-scale inter-regional linkages to advance climate predictions Woolnough, Chalrton-Perez, Vitart s.j.woolnough@reading.ac.uk NERC Mar 2017-Mar2020
 CAREER: Understanding the Source of the MJO Predictability and its Impact on the Mid-latitudes Hyemi Kim hyemi.kim@stonybrook.edu NSFJune 2017-May 2022



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