MJO Publications

MJO Task Force Reports

Wheeler, M, Maloney, E, and MJO Task Force, 2013, Madden-Julian Oscillation Task Force: a joint effort of the climate and weather communities: Summary of first 3 year term and plans for the second 3 year term. [report]

MJO Task Force Papers

Lee, J.-Y., B. Wang, M.C. Wheeler, X. Fu, D.E. Waliser, and I.-S. Kang, 2013: Real-time multivariate indices for the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation over the Asian summer monsoon region. Clim. Dyn.. 40, 493-509.

Sperber, K. R. and Kim, D. (2012), Simplified metrics for the identification of the Madden–Julian oscillation in models. Atmosph. Sci. Lett., 13: 187–193. doi: 10.1002/asl.378.

Xavier, Prince K., 2012: Intraseasonal Convective Moistening in CMIP3 Models. J. Climate, 25, 2569–2577.

Hendon, H.H., K.R. Sperber, D.E. Waliser, M.C. Wheeler, 2011: Modeling monsoon intraseasonal variability: From theory to operational forecasting. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., doi:10.1175/2011BAMS3164.1

Petch, J., D. Waliser, X. Jiang, P. Xavier, and S. Woolnough, 2011: A global model intercomparison of the physical processes associated with the Madden-Julian oscillation. GEWEX News, August 2011, pages 3-5.

US CLIVAR Working Group Papers

Gottschalck, J., M. Wheeler, K. Weickmann, F. Vitart, N. Savage, H. Lin, H. Hendon, D. Waliser, K. Sperber, M. Nakagawa, C. Prestrelo, M. Flatau, and W. Higgins, 2010: A Framework for Assessing Operational Madden-Julian Oscillation Forecasts: A CLIVAR MJO Working Group Project, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 1247-1258.

Kim, D., K. Sperber, W. Stern, D. Waliser, I.-S. Kang, E. Maloney, S. Schubert, W. Wang, K. Weickmann, J. Benedict, M. Khairoutdinov, M.-I. Lee, R. Neale, M. Suarez, K. Thayer-Calder, and G. Zhang. 2009: Application of MJO Simulation Diagnostics to Climate Models, J. Climate, 22, 6413-6436.

CLIVAR Madden-Julian Oscillation Working Group, 2009: MJO Simulation Diagnostics, J. Clim., 22, DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2731.1.

Sperber, K.R., and D. E. Waliser, 2008: New Approaches to Understanding, Simulating, and Forecasting the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society, DOI: 10.1175/2008BAMS2700.1.

Wang, J., W. Wang, X. Fu, and K.-H. Seo, 2011: Tropical intraseasonal rainfall variability in the CFSR. Clim Dyn (In press), DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1087-0

Papers Utilizing MJO WG Diagnostics/Metrics

Alberto Arribas, M. Glover, A. Maidens, K. Peterson, M. Gordon, C. MacLachlan, R. Graham, D. Fereday, J. Camp, A. A. Scaife, P. Xavier, P. McLean, A. Colman, and S. Cusack, 2011: The GloSea4 Ensemble Prediction System for Seasonal Forecasting. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 1891–1910. doi: 10.1175/2010MWR3615.1.

Chikira, Minoru, Masahiro Sugiyama, 2010: A Cumulus Parameterization with State-Dependent Entrainment Rate. Part I: Description and Sensitivity to Temperature and Humidity Profiles. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 2171–2193.

Daehyun Kim, Adam H. Sobel, Eric D. Maloney, Dargan M. W. Frierson, and In-Sik Kang: A Systematic Relationship between Intraseasonal Variability and Mean State Bias in AGCM Simulations, Journal of Climate, In press.

Fu, X. and B. Wang, 2009: Critical roles of the stratiform rainfall in sustaining the Madden-Julian Oscillation: GCM Experiments. Journal of Climate, 22, 3939-3959.

Lin, H., G. Brunet, and Derome, J. (2008) Forecast skill of the Madden-Julian oscillation in two Canadian atmospheric models, Mon. Wea. Rev., 136:4130-4149.

Liu P. and Co-authors, 2009: Tropical Intraseasonal Variability in the MRI-20km60L AGCM. Journal of Climate, 22, 2006-2022.

Rashid, H.A., H.H. Hendon, M.C. Wheeler, and O. Alves, 2011: Prediction of the Madden-Julian oscillation with the POAMA dynamical prediction system. Climate Dyn., 36, 649-661, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0754-x.

Vitart, F., A. Leroy, and M.C. Wheeler, 2010: A comparison of dynamical and statistical predictions of weekly tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere, Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 3671-3682.

Weaver, S., W. Wang, and A. Kumar, 2011: Representation of MJO variability in the NCEP Climate Forecast System. J. Climate (In press), DOI: 10.1175/2011JCLI4188.1