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The Madden-Julian Oscillation

Woolnough, S. J. ORCID: (2018) The Madden-Julian Oscillation. In: Robertson, A. W. and Vitart, F. (eds.) Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Prediction: The Gap Between Weather and Climate Forecasting. Elsevier, pp. 93-117. ISBN 9780128117149

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This chapter describes the characteristics and sub-seasonal prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), the dominant mode of intraseasonal variability in the tropical climate system and as such, a major source of predictability on sub-seasonal timescales. It describes the observed convective signal and circulation of the MJO and its global impacts on the weather; summarizes theories for its maintenance and propagation and the ability of weather and climate models to simulate the MJO; and reviews current operational skill for MJO prediction. The chapter concludes by identifying some outstanding questions in MJO research of relevance to sub-seasonal prediction.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > NCAS
Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
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