This month, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration join an international team of researchers who are gathering in the Indian Ocean for a large-scale science experiment aimed at investigating these and other mysteries of the MJO.
The research effort - known as DYNAMO, for Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation - will last six months, during which scientists will deploy an enhanced array of scientific equipment for studying the ocean and atmosphere over a huge piece of the Indian Ocean. Scientists will collect observations from instruments on ships, aircraft, moorings, and islands.
Given the far-reaching influence of the MJO climate pattern on weather around the world, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a big stake in efforts to learn more about it. In addition to deploying scientific devices on the R/V Roger Revelle and the NOAA WP-3D aircraft, NOAA is providing grants to researchers through its Climate Program Office.
Continue reading this month's Spotlight story on the NOAA Research website.
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