On May 16th 2018, APEC Climate Center has hosted a seminar by Prof. Hyemi Kim of the Stony Brook University, a renown schoolar in the research of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) prediction.
In this seminar, Prof. Hyemi Kim gave a presentation on the ‘Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation : Current Status and Challenge.’
After the presentation, APCC researchers had a chance to consult and discuss the trends and results of the overseas S2S prediction research with Prof. Hyemi Kim. The opinions and suggestions proposed during the seminar will be used to improve research quality and the mid-long term research plan for S2S prediction at the Center.
MJO is the largest element of the intraseasonal variability in the tropical atmosphere. The Madden–Julian Oscillation is characterized by an eastward progression of large regions of both enhanced and suppressed tropical rainfall, observed mainly over the Indian and Pacific Ocean. MJO is also known as the 30- to 60-day oscillation, 30- to 60-day wave, or intraseasonal oscillation.
S2S prediction information refers to the climate forecast information that provides climate prediction for the period between 2 weeks (15 days) and 2 months (60 days). Extreme hydrological events such as droughts and floods occur often and cause great harm to the population and infrastructure during this period.
To decrease the impact of these types of events, countries in the Asia-Pacific region can utilize the highly-reliable S2S prediction information for disaster preparedness in socioeconomic areas such as agriculture and water resources.