97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden–Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction, and Impact

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Presentation Topics

Papers for this conference are solicited on MJO-related topics including observations, theoretical studies, modeling efforts, and societal impacts. A discussion of observations needed to improve understanding and prediction of the MJO and its broader interactions is encouraged. Specific topics include:

  • Societal impacts of the MJO, including the agricultural and energy sectors
  • Tropical–extratropical interactions with the MJO
  • MJO modulation of tropical cyclones
  • Methods for identification and prediction of the MJO
  • Analysis of observations from the DYNAMO/CINDY field campaign
  • Representation of the MJO in numerical models
  • Theoretical studies of the MJO’s dynamics
  • Climate change and the MJO
  • Air–sea interactions in the MJO

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 August 2016
Acceptance Emails Sent: late-September 2016

Abstract Fee

The $95 abstract fee  (payable by credit card or purchase order) is refundable only if your abstract is not accepted.

What's Included

Your fee includes your abstract, extended abstract (optional), and your recorded oral presentation posted to the online program which is available to all visitors for free. 

Student Award Opportunities

The organizers of the 5th Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation are pleased to offer partial travel grants for two students ($500 each). They will also provide cash awards for outstanding student oral ($200 first place) and poster ($200 first place) presentations within the MJO Symposium. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must be the first author, presenting their own work, and need to indicate their competition entry when submitting their abstract. These awards will be based on originality of research and quality of presentation delivery. Students who would like to be considered for partial travel support should also indicate so when submitting their abstract and may be asked to submit justification for these need-based funds. 


Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Angela Rowe (email: [email protected]) or Mike Pritchard ([email protected]).