An ICTP Virtual Meeting
This workshop will focus on observational and modelling studies of the Indian Ocean climate and its variability and telconnections to other regions across sub-seasonal through multi-decadal time scales.
The Indian Ocean hosts two important modes of interannual variability: the Indian Ocean Basin Mode and the Indian Ocean Dipole. Both modes have two-way interactions with ENSO, but they may also exist independently. Through their influence on rainfall anomalies, they have important teleconnections to other tropical and extratropical regions. At sub-seasonal scales, organized convection over the Indian Ocean occurs during the early phases of the MJO mode, producing global teleconnections. ENSO teleconnections to the Indian Ocean also change on sub-seasonal timescales. At decadal scales, the Indian Ocean shows important variability associated with a strong warming trend, which affects global decadal variability and regional climate change. Recent findings on these and related topics will be discussed in invited presentations, panel discussions and breakout groups, organized in sessions covering themes common to different time scales.
K. ASHOK, University of Hyderabad, India
M.A. BALMASEDA, ECMWF, UK
W. HAN, University of Colorado, USA
S. HARDIMAN, Met Office, UK
S. HENDERSON, University of Wisconsin, USA
H. HENDON, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
S. HU, Columbia University, USA
I.-S. KANG, Second Institute of Oceanography, China
R.M. KOLL, IITM, India
P. KUSHNER, University of Toronto, Canada
C. UMMENHOFER, WHOI, USA
F. VITART, ECMWF, UK
J. WANG, Stony Brook University, USA
T. WOOLLINGS, University of Oxford, UK
P. YADAV, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
L. ZHANG, University of Colorado, USA
Registration: There is no registration fee.