Ocean Surface Temperature Response to Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction of the MJO

Lead PI: Dr. Christopher J. Zappa

Unit Affiliation: Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2011 - December 2014
Indian Ocean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will use infrared imaging of ocean surfaces to quantify the surface energy budget and look at forcings on the regional mesoscale atmospheric flows responsible for the Madden-Julian Oscillation and document the oceanic response to these flows at high vertical and temporal resolution.