Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability

Topics Covered

Presentations are solicited on studies of the intraseasonal variability related to the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), the boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation (BSISO), the Asian-Australian monsoons, and their impacts on weather and climate throughout the world. Papers related to recent or upcoming field experiments, including DYNAMO, YMC, PISTON, and CAMP2Ex, are also encouraged.


Papers for this conference are solicited on:

  • Theoretical studies of the MJO dynamics and physics
  • Observational analysis of MJO onset and propagation
  • Modeling studies of the MJO and associated multi-scale processes
  • Propagation of the MJO through the Maritime Continent
  • Tropical-extratropical interactions associated with the MJO
  • Observations of sub-seasonal variability in the South Asian-Australian monsoon
  • Interactions between the MJO and monsoon precipitation
  • Observations, theory, modeling, and prediction of boreal summer monsoon sub-seasonal variability
  • Air-sea interaction in the MJO
  • Sub-seasonal tropical variability under changing climate
  • Identifying and predicting the MJO
  • MJO modulation of extreme weather events
  • Societal impacts of the MJO, including in agricultural and energy sectors

This conference will also host the Bernhard Haurwitz Lecture by George Kiladis to honor his contributions to observational studies of tropical-extratropical wave dynamics.

Student Award Opportunities

The organizers of the 6th Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability are pleased to offer two travel grants ($450 each) to support students’ attendance at the AMS annual meeting. Students who would like to be considered for need-based partial travel support should indicate so when submitting their abstract and may be asked to submit justification for the funds. Cash awards for outstanding student oral and poster presentations ($200 for first place and $100 for second place for a total of 4 awards) in the symposium will also be given. Students who wish to be considered for prizes must be the first author and presenting their own original work. They should indicate that they wish to enter the competition when they submit their abstract. Awards will be based on originality and relevance of research, quality and organization of the presentation, and effectiveness of presentation delivery. 

Conference Contact(s)

The Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability is organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones.

For additional information, please contact the program chairs, Ángel Adames (, Xianan Jiang (, Scott Powell (, or Justin Stachnik (