Joint Seminar: MJO Initiation: New Insights from DYNAMO

Observations from the DYNAMO field campaign have yielded considerable new insight regarding the initiation of the Madden--Julian Oscillation (MJO) over the Indian Ocean. Two strong MJO events in October and November 2011 were linked to global circumnavigating Kelvin waves, but local process over the Indian Ocean assisted with MJO convective development there. Those processes include regional moisture advection, midlatitude influences, evolving cloud populations, air--sea interaction, the diurnal cycle, and (potentially) radiative-convective instability.

Date

12.10.2016

Time

13:30 h

Place

Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Seminar Room 022/023, Ground Floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Hamburg

Speaker

Richard H. Johnson, emeritus professor at Colorado State University

Organizers

Cathy Hohenegger

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