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Intraseasonal oscillation of tropical convergence zones: Theory and prediction

Nanjundiah, Ravi S and Krishnamurti, TN (2007) Intraseasonal oscillation of tropical convergence zones: Theory and prediction. In: Current Science, 93 (2). pp. 173-181.


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The intraseasonal oscillation of Tropical Convergence Zones(TCZ) over the Indo-Pacific region has been studied. Both meridional and zonal propagating modes with timescales of about 40 days are prominent over the Indian and West Pacific regions. The mechanisms governing both these modes are reviewed. It is found that ocean–atmospheric interaction plays an important role in modulating these modes. The role of oceans is further highlighted in a series of seasonal forecasts using a coupled ocean–atmosphere model. It is found that forecasts of intraseasonal oscillations show significant improvement upon assimilation of sub-surface ocean data from the ARGO (a global programme to observe sub-surface profiles in the oceans) array of floats.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Intraseasonal variation;prediction;Tropical convergence zones.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15318

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