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)
Please find participating societies/journals of this special collection at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ymc/ymc_sp_collection.html
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.
For more information on YMC, please visit: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ymc/