Zhu and Kinter to publish on monsoon predictions in Climate Dynamics

An article by ESSIC / CICS-MD scientist Jieshun Zhu and CICS-MD consortium scientist James Kinter III was accepted on June 13 for publication in the journal Climate Dynamics. It describes the effects of the El Niño and the Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on Asian Summer Monsoon predictions. Zhu and Kinter are both at the National Weather Service, where Zhu is working to improve seasonal forecasts and Kinter is striving to extend weather predictions to reliable Week-3 and Week-4 forecasts. They used reanalysis/hindcasts from NCEP’s Climate Forecast System (CFS2) model to evaluate how well the model was able to predict the quantity and location of the rainfall from the monsoon during ENSO.