Journal article

A 10-Year Austral Summer Climatology of Observed and Modeled Intraseasonal, Mesoscale, and Diurnal Variations over the Maritime Continent

Claire L Vincent, Todd P Lane

Journal of Climate | American Meteorological Society | Published : 2017


The Maritime Continent is one of the wettest regions on the planet and has been shown to be important for global budgets of heat and moisture. Convection in the region, however, varies on several interrelated scales, making it difficult to quantify the precipitation climate and understand the key processes. For example, the diurnal cycle in precipitation over the land varies substantially according to the phase of the Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO), and the diurnal precipitation cycle over the water is coupled to that over the land, in some cases for distances of over 1000 km from the coast. Here, a 10-yr austral summer climatology of diurnal and MJO-scale variations in rain rate over the ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence program

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence program (CE110001028). The WRF Model simulations for this research were undertaken on the NCI National Computing Facility in Canberra, Australia, which is supported by the Australian Commonwealth Government. Thank you to Paola Petrelli (NCI) for assistance in publishing the dataset. Thank you to two anonymous reviewers for insightful comments.