Joint Call for Contributions to the Special Collection of YMC


The Indo-Pacific Maritime Continent plays a pivotal role in global weather-climate. Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) is an international program aiming at observing the weather-climate system of this Earth's largest archipelago to improve understanding and prediction of its local variability and global impact. The five themes of YMC are Atmospheric Convection, Upper-Ocean Processes and Air-Sea Interaction, Stratosphere-Troposphere Interaction, Aerosol, and Prediction improvement. Main activities of YMC include field observations, data sharing, modeling, prediction applications, and capacity building. A special collection of articles on topics related to YMC is established that includes publications in journals of seven professional organizations in the fields of atmospheric and oceanic sciences. (AGU, AMOS, AMS, CGU, EGU, MSJ, RMetS)


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Objectives of YMC

The goal of the "Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC)" is to expedite the progress of improving understanding and prediction of local multi-scale variability of the MC weather-climate system and its global impact through observations and modeling exercises.

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YMC-related Papers of TAO Journal

Introduction to the special issue on South China Sea Two-Island Monsoon Experiment (SCSTIMX): Observation, simulation, and projection

Jau-Ming Chen, Chi-Hua Tsou, Renguang Wu, and Chung-Hsiung Sui

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2020.03.19.01

The South China Sea Two Islands Monsoon Experiment for studying convection and subseasonal to seasonal variability

Chung-Hsiung Sui, Po-Hsiung Lin, Wei-Ting Chen, Sen Jan, Chian-Yi Liu, Yiing Jang Yang, Ching-Hwang Liu, Jau-Ming Chen, Ming-Jen Yang, Jing-Shan Hong, Li-Huan Hsu, and Li-Shan Tseng

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2019.11.29.02

The Impacts of cloud condensation nuclei on the extreme precipitation of a monsoon coastal mesoscale convection system

Chun-Yian Su, Wei-Ting Chen, Jen-Ping Chen, Wei-Yu Chang, and Ben Jong-Dao Jou

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2019.11.29.01

Evolution of water budget and precipitation efficiency of mesoscale convective systems over the South China Sea

Yao-Chu Wu, Ming-Jen Yang, and Po-Hsiung Lin

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2019.07.17.01

The relationship between the boundary layer moisture transport from the South China Sea and heavy rainfall over Taiwan

Chuan-Chi Tu, Yi-Leng Chen, Pay-Liam Lin, and Po-Hsiung Lin

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2019.07.01.01

MJO and CCEW modulation on South China Sea and Maritime Continent boreal winter subseasonal peak precipitation

Wayne Yuan-Huai Tsai, Mong-Ming Lu, Chung-Hsiung Sui, and Po-Hsiung Lin

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2019.10.28.01

Influences of subseasonal to interannual oscillations on the SCS summer monsoon onset in 2018

Mong-Ming Lu, Chung-Hsiung Sui, Ji-Ren Sun, and Po-Hsiung Lin

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2020.02.25.01

Influences of the equatorial waves on multiple tropical cyclone genesis over the western North Pacific

Qiaozhen Lai, Jianyun Gao, Wei Zhang, and Xiaojun Guan

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2020.03.20.01

Track variability of South China Sea-formed tropical cyclones modulated by seasonal and intraseasonal circulations

Jau-Ming Chen, Po-Hsiung Lin, Ching-Hsuan Wu, and Chung-Hsiung Sui

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2019.11.07.02

Characteristics of tropical cyclone activity over the South China Sea: Local and nonlocal tropical cyclones

Liang Wu, Hongjie Zhang, Jau-Ming Chen, and Tao Feng

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2019.07.01.02