OS53C:
Equatorial Dynamics of the Oceans and Atmosphere II


Session ID#: 7393

Session Description:
The equatorial trapping of oceanic and atmospheric waves leads to a wide variety of important phenomena within the ocean, atmosphere, and climate system.  Equatorial modes are associated with strong air-sea coupling, with different modes of ocean-atmosphere interactions occurring on diurnal-to-centennial time scales.  Convectively coupled equatorial waves, including the Madden-Julian Oscillation, drive a large portion of the convective variability on diurnal-to-intraseasonal time scales. In addition to containing unique dynamical structures, the equatorial region can radiate energy to the rest of the tropics and to midlatitudes.  Improving prediction of climate depends on a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of this pivotal region.  We solicit presentations on all equatorial phenomena, their underlying dynamics, and their climatic impacts.
Primary Convener:  Dennis W Moore, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Conveners:  Ted Durland, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, George N Kiladis, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO, United States and Julian P McCreary Jr, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Chairs:  Dennis W Moore, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, Ted Durland, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States and George N Kiladis, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Dennis W Moore, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
Index Terms:

3285 Wave propagation [MATHEMATICAL GEOPHYSICS]
3373 Tropical dynamics [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4508 Coriolis effects [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4522 ENSO [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Chris D Thorncroft and Alan Brammer, University at Albany, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Albany, NY, United States
Madeleine K Youngs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Gregory C Johnson, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Samuel N Stechmann and H. Ogrosky, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Kandaga Pujiana, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States
Joseph A Biello, University of California Davis, Department of Mathematics, Davis, CA, United States, George N Kiladis, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States and Amanda Back, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Andrew M Chiodi1,2 and Don Harrison2,3, (1)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, United States, (2)Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Cory Barton and Ming Cai, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Ding Ma, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States and Kuang Zhiming, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States

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