[AAS03-P08] Modulation of the diurnal cycle of precipitation over the Maritime Continent by the Madden-Julian Oscillation
Composite analysis of the MJO shows that mean daily precipitation and the diurnal precipitation have a strong correlation. It is also shown that distribution of precipitation observed by PR does not agree with that of IR brightness temperature. It is remarkable that they differ from each other over land. Especially, maximum precipitations are obserbed before/after minimum brightness temperature is observed on the west/east coast of Sumatera and Borneo. Examining diurnal propagation the coast precipitation of these islands shows that the west coastal propagation gets much stronger before MJO large convection locates on the Maritime Continent while the east coastal one gets slightly stronger after that. Thus, it is likely that west coastal propagation of diurnal precipitation have a great effect on propagation of MJO large convection.