Intraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate System

  • William K. M. Lau
  • Duane E. Waliser

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Roland A. Madden, Paul R. Julian
    Pages 1-18
  3. B. N. Goswami
    Pages 19-61
  4. Huang-Hsiung Hsu
    Pages 63-94
  5. Kingtse C. Mo, Julia Nogues-Paegle
    Pages 95-124
  6. M. C. Wheeler, J. L. McBride
    Pages 125-173
  7. William S. Kessler
    Pages 175-222
  8. Harry Hendon
    Pages 223-246
  9. Benjamin F. Chao, David A. Salstein
    Pages 247-269
  10. William K. M. Lau
    Pages 271-305
  11. Bin Wang
    Pages 307-360
  12. J. M. Slingo, P. M. Inness, K. R. Sperber
    Pages 361-388
  13. Duane Waliser
    Pages 389-423
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 425-436

About this book


As the first comprehensive and authoritative review of intra-seasonal variability (ISV), this multi-author work balances coverage of observation, theory and modeling and provides a single source of reference for all those interested in this important, multi-faceted natural phenomenon and its relation to major short-term climatic variations. Commencing with an overview of ISV and observations from an historical perspective, the book offers successive chapters that deal with the role of ISV in monsoon variability on the monsoon regions of South Asia, East Asia and South America, in North America, and in the oceans. The coupling between ocean and atmosphere is considered, together with the function of angular momentum and Earth rotation. Later chapters deal with modeling ISV in the atmosphere and oceans, and the connection between the Madden and Julian Oscillations, and El Nino/Southern Oscillation with short-term climate are considered.


Climatology Ocean Southern Oscillation atmospheric physics global circulation global climate meteorology

Authors and affiliations

  • William K. M. Lau
    • 1
  • Duane E. Waliser
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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