The overall target of SINTEX is to assess the possible mechanisms of modulation by the decadal variability of the interannual variations, and rather long simulations (longer than 100 years) with coupled models with realistic equatorial dynamics are needed.
To identify the patterns of the decadal variability in the atmosphere and in the oceans and to identify the nature of the variability. To identify the nature of teleconnections in the tropical and midlatitudes regions, especially with a link to the tropical biennial cycle.
To investigate the nature of the contribution of intraseasonal processes (MJO, Blocking) to the interannual variability. To investigate possible mechanisms for influences of the interannual variability by the decadal variability (subduction, gyre dynamics, etc...).
To investigate the links between the ENSO, the Asian Summer Monsoon, and the Tropical Atlantic
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY – ITALY, ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE - NETHERLANDS, NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER – NORWAY, UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI – FRANCE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE – FRANCE, CINECA – ITALY, MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. – GERMANY, Universidad de Alcala de Henares – SPAIN, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE - UNITED KINGDOM, University of Reading - UNITED KINGDOM, DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE – DENMARK, NEC Deutschland GmbH - GERMANY
1998-05-01 / 2001-07-31
programma CEE/framework: ENV, 4PQ