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Dynamic Coupling of Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Research Program (DCOP)

To better understand
weather-climate systems in the Tropics

The “warm pool”, which expands from the tropical eastern Indian Ocean to the western Pacific including the Maritime Continent (MC) with the highest sea surface temperature, hosts active atmospheric convections, and it is recognized as a heat engine of the entire globe owing to its huge amount of heat release. Thus, weather and climate systems over this region have great impacts onto the global climate. Coupling processes between ocean, atmosphere, and land are keys to understand those systems. DCOP studies various coupled phenomena such as coastal rainfall, boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation, the Madden-Julian oscillation, monsoon, upper troposphere-lower stratosphere interaction, tropical-extratropical interaction, and so on mainly based on in situ observation. To advance this activity, we tightly collaborate with the MC countries through international projects such as the Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC).

Kunio Yoneyama
Director
Dynamic Coupling of Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Research Program (DCOP)

2019/04/01
Due to restructuring within JAMSTEC, DCOP has become the new DCOP as "Dynamic Coupling of Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Research Program".
2018/06/18
FY2018 [ Department of Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Processes Research (DCOP)etc.] Recruitment of Scientist or Technical Scientist
2018/03/01
FY2018 Recruitment of Scientist or Technical Scientist
2016/04/15
Members page has been updated.
2015/11/09
Pre-YMC campaign has just started.
2015/05/15
JAMSTEC YMC page is launched.
2015/01/08
Publications page is now available.
2014/05/07
Month-long Predictability of Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) Demonstrated on K Computer
Using Highly Complex New-generation Global Model
2014/04/01
Department of Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Processes Research website has been launched.