Tuesday, June 27, 2017


The Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) program hosted monthly webinars to share the results of the Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO) field campaign. This field campaign, held in the Indian Ocean from 2011-2012, sought to improve our understanding of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and to improve prediction skill of climate and weather models. It was a large international collaborative effort involving 14 countries and many U.S. agencies and research universities. These webinars represent the results of NOAA-funded researchers and are intended to inform a broad scientific audience of the research outcomes and ongoing efforts and questions related to understanding the Madden-Julian Oscillation.

If you would like to be added to the e-mail list for updates on CVP webinars, please fill out the form below. Abstracts for each presentation can be found in the Climate Variability & Predictability project archives.

For questions about the webinar series, please contact Hunter Jones (hunter.jones@noaa.gov).

DYNAMO Webinar Series Schedule
Date/Time Title & Presenters (presenting investigator listed first)
May 28, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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Real-time Monitoring and Forecast Support for DYNAMO
Augustin Vintzileos (University of Maryland) & Jon Gottschalk (NCEP)
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Collaborative Research: Ship-based Measurement of Air-sea Fluxes, the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, and Clouds During MJO Development
Simon P. de Szoeke (Oregon State University), Christopher W. Fairall (ESRL) & Wm. Alan Brewer (ESRL)
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June 25, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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Shipboard measurements of aerosol chemical, physical, optical and cloud nucleating properties during the DYNAMO field campaign
Timothy S. Bates (JISAO)
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Convective Structure and Environmental Conditions in the MJO Initiation over the Indian Ocean
Shuyi Chen & Brandon Kerns (University of Miami – RSMAS), David Jorgensen & Nick Guy (NSSL)
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July 23, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Application of DYNAMO/AMIE observations to validate and improve the representation of MJO initiation and propagation in the NCEP CFSv2
Wanqiu Wang (NCEP) & Joshua Fu (University of Hawaii)
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A Global Model Investigation of MJO Initiation for DYNAMO
Guang Zhang Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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August 13, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 
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Upper Ocean Processes Associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the Indian Ocean
Toshiaki Shinoda (Texas A&M Corpus Christi), Chunzai Wang (AOML), & Weiqing Han (University of Colorado)
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Understanding MJO dynamics and model bias in DYNAMO hindcasts
Eric Maloney (Colorado State University)
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About Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP)

A vital part of CPO's Earth System Science Division, the CVP Program supports research to provide a process-level understanding of the climate system through observation, modeling, analysis, and field studies. This understanding is needed to improve climate models and predictions so that scientists can better anticipate the impacts of future climate variability and change.

    Contact Us

    Sandy Lucas, CVP Program Manager
    Email: sandy.lucas@noaa.gov
    Phone: 301-734-1253

    Hunter JonesCVP Program Specialist
    Email: hunter.jones@noaa.gov
    Phone: 301-734-1215


    Coupling between marine boundary layer clouds and summer-to-summer sea surface temperature variability over the North Atlantic and Pacific

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    A study published in Climate Dynamics highlights the importance of boundary layer clouds in interannual to interdecadal atmosphere-ocean variability, as well as their influence in sea surface temperature simulations.

    A reconstruction of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    A paper in Geophysical Research Letters highlights the importance of sustaining and combining ocean observing platforms with satellite observations

    Climate impacts of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability

    Thursday, June 01, 2017

    A CPO-supported study analyzed this mode of variability, which can lead to improved rainfall predictions in the tropics and across the subtropics—including the United States. 

    CPO highlights 2016 milestones and achievements

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    CPO is releasing its 2016 Annual Report, which gives an overview of FY16 achievements and highlights the great work done by CPO Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society's ability to plan and respond.

    The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    A CPO-funded study analyzed cloudiness and rainfall changes associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which is known to influence weather in the United States.

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