Modulation of station rainfall over the western Pacific by the Madden-Julian oscillation

Matthews, Adrian J. and Li, H. Y. Y. (2005) Modulation of station rainfall over the western Pacific by the Madden-Julian oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (14). L14827. ISSN 0094-8276

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Abstract

Rainfall data from 140 stations in the PACRAIN network in the tropical western Pacific are analysed to assess the signal due to the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). During northern winter, the station rainfall difference between the wet and dry phases of the MJO is up to 6 mm day-1, compared to the climatological mean value of 12 mm day-1. The anomalies have a strong spatial coherence, with over 80% of the individual point station anomalies having the same sign as the large-scale rainfall anomaly, as determined by the mainly satellite-derived CMAP rainfall product.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 14:52
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 13:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/20932
DOI: 10.1029/2005GL023595

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