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The MJO and Annual Rainfall in California

Several hydro-climate indices are used to characterize the strength and cycle of ENSO, to measure activity of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), which is the largest element of intra-seasonal (30 – 90 days) variability in the tropics, and to characterize several additional hydro-climate indices that reflect changes in pressure and height anomalies, circulation anomalies, and SSTs throughout the globe. Several of these indices, those related to ENSO and the MJO in particular, have been linked to variability in precipitation within the … Read More