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Years of the Maritime Continent
  • Kunio Yoneyama,
  • Chidong Zhang
Kunio Yoneyama
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

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Chidong Zhang
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
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Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) is a multi-year international program with participants from over 15 countries. Its overarching goal is to expedite the progress of improving understanding and prediction of local oceanic and atmospheric multi-scale variability of the Indo-Pacific Maritime Continent (MC) and its global impact through observations and modeling exercises. YMC is motivated by unique role of the MC in the local and global weather-climate system, our lack of understanding of the key processes governing this role, and persistent systematic regional biases and errors in numerical models. YMC builds a comprehensive database of the MC weather-climate system and educates the next generation of scientists who will be the core workforce and leaders to further advance the study of the MC.
28 Jun 2020Published in Geophysical Research Letters volume 47 issue 12. 10.1029/2020GL087182