Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics and Predictability of MJO's
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE INTERDISCIPLINARY CTR
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Our long-term goal is to develop a coupled ocean-atmosphere model that has significant and quantified skill in predicting the evolution of Madden-Julian Oscillations MJO s, which is highly relevant to ONR long-term objectives. This requires developing a better understanding of the sensitivities of the atmospheric circulation associated with MJO s to small-scale SST anomalies, regional-scale SST anomalies, the diurnal cycle, surface waves, upper-ocean mixing, and various other aspects of ocean-atmosphere feedbacks. The objectives and immediate scientific goals of the proposed research are 1. Develop and test the Scripps Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Regional SCOAR model for MJO predictability and feedback process studies 2. Develop and test a WRF-ROMS regional coupled model SCOAR2 for MJO predictability and feedback process studies 3. Test the NCAR CCSM coupled model for MJO predictability and in feedback process studies.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography