Dynamical Structure of Madden-Julian Oscillation over Malay Peninsula

Friday, 19 December 2014
Yudha Setiawan Djamil, Tieh-Yong Koh, Janaki Chandimala and Chee-Kiat Teo, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore, Singapore
Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is the dominant weather event in the intraseasonal time scale over Malay Peninsula region. The MJO signals are represented by the first two modes of radiosonde records extracted using Extended Empirical Orthogonal Function (EEOF) analyses which we label as Local Multivariate MJO (LMM). LMM is able to capture the spatio-temporal profile of MJO along the global tropics in all seasons. With the help of LMM, we clarify the dynamical and thermodynamical structure of the MJO over Malay Peninsula, including the unique "boomerang-shaped" feature in the time-height temperature profile identified in previous literature.