Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub CategoryAtmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment
Session IDA-AS03
TitleInternational Field Campaign - Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC)
Short titleYears of the Maritime Continent (YMC)
Main ConvenerNameKunio Yoneyama
AffiliationJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology / Department of Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Processes Research
Co-Convener 1NameChidong Zhang
AffiliationNOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Co-Convener 2NameTetsuya Takemi
AffiliationDisaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
ScopeTo elucidate the mystery over the Maritime Continent (MC), which hosts various weather and climate phenomena and acts as a heat engine for the global atmospheric circulation, a two-year long international field campaign, Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC), will take place from July 2017 through July 2019. The unique feature of this campaign is attributed to the synergy among various components; local operational agencies and research institutes/universities from the world, long-term monitoring and several intensive observations, observations and numerical modeling, and so on. Intensive observations will focus on specific topics such as diurnal cycle of precipitation, the Madden-Julian oscillation, Indonesian through flow, stratosphere-troposphere interaction, aerosol-cloud interaction, etc. Thus, this session is designed to review the current knowledge on these topics. This session solicits contributions from modeling, observations, and theory on all aspects of the atmosphere, ocean, and their interaction in the MC region.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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