The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation 16 March 2017

The diurnal cycle of tropical cloudiness and rainfall associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation

A CPO-funded study analyzed cloudiness and rainfall changes associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which is known to influence weather in the United States.

Challenges and Prospects for Reducing Coupled Climate Model SST Biases in the Tropics and Pacific 20 February 2017

Challenges and Prospects for Reducing Coupled Climate Model SST Biases in the Tropics and Pacific

A new report synthesizes results from a vast amount of research in modeling sea surface temperature, identifying gaps in knowledge and recommending future research avenues. 

Causes for Intraseasonal Sea Surface Salinity Variability in the Western Tropical Pacific Ocean and Its Seasonality 11 January 2016

Causes for Intraseasonal Sea Surface Salinity Variability in the Western Tropical Pacific Ocean and Its Seasonality

A new CVP-supported paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research explores variability in ocean salinity and how that variability is connected to air-sea interactions, large-scale ocean circulations, and climate phenomena such as the MJO and ENSO.
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