J6.2 The DYNAMO Field Campaign

Wednesday, 11 July 2012: 9:00 AM
Essex Center/South (Westin Copley Place)
Chidong Zhang, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL

DYNAMO is an international field campaign that took place in the Indian Ocean from October 1, 2011 though March 31, 2012. Its main goal is to advance our understanding of key physical processes for initiation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and ability of predicting it. Thirteen countries participated in the field campaign. Its platform and main instruments include four research vessels, two airplanes, three radar sites of totally 12 radars of different wavelengths, four moorings, and 11 research and enhanced operation sounding sites spanning from East Africa and Western Pacific in both hemispheres.

This presentation introduces the DYNAMO field campaign, with brief descriptions of its objectives, hypotheses, observing strategy, data policy, and preliminary results. Special attention will be devoted to issues related to air-sea interaction of the MJO.

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