The US CLIVAR MJO Working Group was formed in June 2006. MJO Simulation Diagnostics (developed by the working group) hold promise in guiding future model testing and improvement as well as increased sub-seasonal forecast skill. The Working Group has now reformulated as a WCRP/WWRP-THORPEX YOTC Task Force. They concluded their activities in 2010.
|Bill Stern||NOAA GFDL|
|Eric Maloney||Oregon State University|
|Siegfried Schubert||NASA GSFC|
|Ken Sperber (co-chair)||Lawrence Livermore|
|Bin Wang||Univ. of Hawaii|
|Wanqui Wang||NOAA NCEP|
|Klaus Weickmann||NOAA CDC|
|Duane Waliser (co-chair)||JPL/Cal Tech|
|Chidong Zhang||University of Miami RSMAS|
|John Gottschalck||NOAA NCEP|
|Wayne Higgins||NOAA NCEP|
|DaehyunKim/In-Sik Kang||Seoul National University|
|Nick Savage||UK Met Office|
|Augustin Vintzileos||NOAA NCEP|
|Steve Woolnough||University of Reading|
Terms of Reference
- Develop a set of diagnostics to be used for assessing MJO simulation fidelity and forecast skill.
- Develop and coordinate model simulation and prediction experiments, in conjunction with model-data comparisons, which are designed to better understand the MJO and improve our model representations and forecasts of the MJO.
- Raise awareness of the potential utility of subseasonal and MJO forecasts in the context of the seamless suite of predictions.
- Help to coordinate MJO-related activities between national and international agencies and associated programmatic activities.
- Provide guidance to US CLIVAR and Interagency Group (IAG) on where additional modeling, analysis or observational resources are needed.