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Subseasonal organization of ocean chlorophyll: prospects for prediction based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation

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Waliser, DE and Murtugudde, R and Strutton, P and Li, J-L, Subseasonal organization of ocean chlorophyll: prospects for prediction based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Geophysical Research Letters, 32 Article L23602. ISSN 0094-8276 (2005) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2005 American Geophysical Union

DOI: doi:10.1029/2005GL024300

Abstract

Analysis of satellite ocean color and rainfall data shows that the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) produces systematic and significant variations in ocean surface Chlorophyll (Chl) in a number of regions across the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans, including the northern Indian Ocean, a broad expanse of the northwestern tropical Pacific Ocean, and a number of near-coastal areas in the far eastern Pacific Ocean. Potential mechanisms for this modulation are examined with the result that wind-induced vertical entrainment at the base of the ocean mixed layer appears to play an important role. Given evidence that the MJO is predictable with 23 week lead-times, surface Chl may also be predictable at similar lead times with implications for the fishing industry and public health sectors concerned with cholera epidemics.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Madden Julian Oscillation, tropical ocean, productivity
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Biological oceanography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Strutton, P (Professor Peter Strutton)
ID Code:138628
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:54
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-04-20
Last Modified:2020-05-26
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