The Madden Julian Oscillation: a literature review

Donald, Alexis and Ribbe, Joachim (2002) The Madden Julian Oscillation: a literature review. Documentation. University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Sciences , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


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The literature survey reviews our present understanding of the Madden Julian Oscillation. This perturbation to the circulation of the tropical atmosphere involves anomalies in climate elements such as pressure, wind, outgoing long wave radiation, and temperature. It is successfully simulated by the present generation of general climate and atmospheric general circulation models. The literature reviewed describes the discovery of the Madden Julian Oscillation, its interaction with the ocean is appraised and current monitoring indices and prediction schemes are reviewed. There is evidence that the Madden Julian Oscillation plays a crucial role in contributing to Australia’s non-seasonal climate variability, which is largest in eastern Queensland. Its impact upon rainfall variability in Queensland is not fully appreciated. The possible application of current prediction schemes may lead to significant economic benefits for the state.

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Item Type: Report (Documentation)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:41
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: Madden Julian Oscillation, climate variability, forecasting, Queensland, Australia
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040605 Palaeoclimatology
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)

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