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Month-long Predictability of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) Demonstrated on K Computer Using Highly Complex New-generation Global Model

May 7, 2014

JAMSTEC
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science

A joint research team consisted of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science Technology (JAMSTEC: Asahiko Taira, President), the University of Tokyo, and Riken, led by Dr. Tomoki Miyakawa, Postdoctral Researcher (Basic Research Area/Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Process Research, JAMSTEC) and Professor Masaki Satoh (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo) demonstrated that the Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM)  on the supercomputer K is effective for month-long forecasts of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), a huge eastward propagating atmospheric pulse that affects the entire globe.

http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/press_release/20140507/

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