Intraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate System

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

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Environmental Sciences book sub series (ENVIRONSCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Roland A. Madden, Paul R. Julian
    Pages 1-19
  3. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, B. N. Goswami
    Pages 21-72
  4. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Huang-Hsiung Hsu
    Pages 73-110
  5. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Kingtse C. Mo, Charles Jones, Julia Nogués Paegle
    Pages 111-145
  6. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, M. C. Wheeler, J. L. McBride
    Pages 147-197
  7. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, William S. Kessler
    Pages 199-246
  8. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Harry Hendon
    Pages 247-270
  9. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Benjamin F. Chao, David A. Salstein
    Pages 271-296
  10. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser
    Pages 297-334
  11. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Bin Wang
    Pages 335-398
  12. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, K. R. Sperber, J. M. Slingo, P. M. Inness
    Pages 399-431
  13. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Duane Waliser
    Pages 433-476
  14. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Mathew Barlow
    Pages 477-495
  15. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Paul E. Roundy
    Pages 497-512
  16. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Jean Philippe Duvel
    Pages 513-536
  17. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Chidong Zhang
    Pages 537-548
  18. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Andrew J. Majda, Samuel N. Stechmann
    Pages 549-568
  19. William K. M. Lau, Duane E. Waliser, Baijun Tian
    Pages 569-585
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 587-613

About this book

Introduction

This updated multi-author, comprehensive and authoritative review of intra-seasonal variability (ISV), has a balance 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.

All the original chapters are updated, where appropriate. The book opens with an overview of ISV and observations from an historical perspective. Successive chapters then deal with the role of ISV in monsoon variability in the South Asian, East Asian and South American monsoon regions, 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 Oscillation (MJO). Specifically updated in this second edition is the chapter on modeling with recent development in global high-resolution modeling of the fine structures of the MJO. The El Nino/Southern Oscillation with short-term climate change is also considered. The authors consider how knowledge of ISV may be harnessed into improving long range forecasts of severe weather, and a new chapter on substantial new development of ISV research is added. This includes five subject areas: a) new theories of the MJO; b) vertical structures of the MJO, including latent heating profile derived from satellite data; c) extratropical-tropical interaction associated with MJO; d) linkage of ISV to transport of biogeochemical species; and e) possible impact of ISV on West Africa and Middle East region.

Keywords

Atmosphere Climate systems Intraseasonal variability Ocean climate

Authors and affiliations

  • William K.-M. Lau
    • 1
  • Duane E. Waliser
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate and Radiation BranchNASA-Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Jet Propulsion Lab.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13914-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13913-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13914-7
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