Multiscale theories for the MJO

Andrew J. Majda, Samuel N. Stechmann

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In the equatorial troposphere, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is a planetaryscale wave envelope of complex multiscale convection (see Figure 17.1 for a schematic illustration). It begins as a standing wave in the Indian Ocean and propagates eastward across the western Pacific Ocean at a speed of ≈ 5 m/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate System
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783642139147
ISBN (Print)9783642139130
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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