Yokoi, S., and A. H. Sobel, 2015: Intraseasonal variability and seasonal march of the moist static energy budget over the eastern Maritime Continent during CINDY2011/DYNAMO. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 93A, 81-100.
https://doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2015-041 Graphical Abstract with highlights
- Column-integrated moist static energy (MSE) budget analyses reveal that surface heat fluxes and atmospheric radiative heating contribute to the maintenance of the amplitude of the MSE anomaly associated with five Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) events passing over the eastern Maritime Continent, the study area.
- The MSE vertical advection, along with the horizontal advection, contributes to the phase progression of the MSE anomaly, which is mainly due to the lower-tropospheric descent after the precipitation and MSE maxima, presumably associated with rain re-evaporation
- Assumption of constant normalized gross moist stability (NGMS) implies an underestimate of the contributing effect of the MSE vertical advection on the phase progression.