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Andrew Majda

Professor of Mathematics; Principal Investigator

    1974 …2019
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    Research Output 1974 2019

    2019
    collisional plasmas
    aspect ratio
    turbulence
    fluids
    simulation

    Effects of rotation on the multiscale organization of convection in a global 2D cloud-resolving model

    Yang, Q., Majda, A. J. & Brenowitz, N. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 76, 11, p. 3669-3696 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    convection
    convective system
    zonal wind
    atmospheric convection
    Coriolis force

    Eulerian and Lagrangian statistics in an exactly solvable turbulent shear model with a random background mean

    Mohamad, M. A. & Majda, A. J., Oct 1 2019, In : Physics of Fluids. 31, 10, 105115.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Statistics
    statistics
    shear
    tracers
    Parameter estimation
    sensitivity analysis
    dynamical systems
    Sensitivity analysis
    Sensitivity Analysis
    Dynamical systems
    Open Access
    turbulence
    electrical resistivity
    wave interaction
    vorticity
    magnetic flux

    Northward propagation, initiation, and termination of boreal summer intraseasonal oscillations in a zonally symmetric model

    Yang, Q., Khouider, B., Majda, A. & De La Chevrotière, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 76, 2, p. 639-668 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    oscillation
    moisture
    convection
    summer
    anomaly

    Simple nonlinear models with rigorous extreme events and heavy tails

    Majda, A. & Tong, X. T., Apr 12 2019, In : Nonlinearity. 32, 5, p. 1641-1674 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Extreme Events
    Heavy Tails
    Nonlinear Model
    Damping
    damping

    Singular Spectrum Analysis With Conditional Predictions for Real-Time State Estimation and Forecasting

    Ogrosky, H. R., Stechmann, S. N., Chen, N. & Majda, A., Feb 16 2019, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 3, p. 1851-1860 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    state estimation
    forecasting
    spectrum analysis
    prediction
    predictions

    Spatial Localization for Nonlinear Dynamical Stochastic Models for Excitable Media

    Chen, N., Majda, A. J. & Tong, X. T., Nov 1 2019, In : Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B. 40, 6, p. 891-924 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Excitable Media
    Dynamical Model
    Stochastic models
    Covariance matrix
    Stochastic Model
    Open Access
    water wave
    extreme event
    shallow water
    skewness
    probability density function
    Metastability
    Turbulence
    Plasma
    Decay
    Metastable States

    Upscale impact of mesoscale convective systems and its parameterization in an idealized GCM for an MJO analog above the Equator

    Yang, Q., Majda, A. & Moncrieff, M. W., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 76, 3, p. 865-892 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Madden-Julian oscillation
    convective system
    global climate
    climate modeling
    parameterization

    Upscale impact of mesoscale disturbances of tropical convection on 2-day waves

    Yang, Q. & Majda, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 76, 1, p. 171-194 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    convection
    disturbance
    tilt
    cyclogenesis
    inflow

    Using statistical functionals for effective control of inhomogeneous complex turbulent dynamical systems

    Majda, A. & Qi, D., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    functionals
    dynamical systems
    complex systems
    energy conservation
    optimal control

    Zonal Jet Creation from Secondary Instability of Drift Waves for Plasma Edge Turbulence

    Qi, D. & Majda, A. J., Nov 1 2019, In : Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B. 40, 6, p. 869-890 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Plasma stability
    Turbulence
    Plasma
    Plasmas
    Dissipation
    2018

    Accuracy of some approximate Gaussian filters for the navier-stokes equation in the presence of model error

    Branicki, M., Majda, A. & Law, K. J. H., Jan 1 2018, In : Multiscale Modeling and Simulation. 16, 4, p. 1756-1794 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Gaussian Filter
    Model Error
    Navier-Stokes equations
    Navier-Stokes equation
    Navier Stokes equations
    collisional plasmas
    turbulence models
    derivation
    fluids
    distribution moments

    A tropical stochastic skeleton model for the MJO, El Niño, and dynamic walker circulation: A simplified GCM

    Thual, S., Majda, A. & Chen, N., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of Climate. 31, 22, p. 9261-9282 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Walker circulation
    Madden-Julian oscillation
    skeleton
    general circulation model
    Southern Oscillation

    Conditional Gaussian systems for multiscale nonlinear stochastic systems: Prediction, state estimation and uncertainty quantification

    Chen, N. & Majda, A., Jul 1 2018, In : Entropy. 20, 7, p. 1-80 80 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    state estimation
    statistics
    predictions
    neurology
    ecology

    Efficient statistically accurate algorithms for the Fokker–Planck equation in large dimensions

    Chen, N. & Majda, A. J., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Computational Physics. 354, p. 242-268 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    probability density functions
    Probability density function
    fats
    Gaussian distribution
    Oils and fats

    Model error, information barriers, state estimation and prediction in complex multiscale systems

    Majda, A. & Chen, N., Aug 28 2018, In : Entropy. 20, 9, 644.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    state estimation
    predictions
    information theory
    dynamical systems
    assimilation

    Observations and mechanisms of a simple stochastic dynamical model capturing El Niño diversity

    Chen, N., Majda, A. J. & Thual, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Climate. 31, 1, p. 449-471 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Southern Oscillation
    ocean wave
    formation mechanism
    westerly
    advection

    Performance of Ensemble Kalman Filters in Large Dimensions

    Majda, A. J. & Tong, X. T., May 1 2018, In : Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics. 71, 5, p. 892-937 46 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Ensemble Kalman Filter
    Kalman filters
    Ensemble
    Data Assimilation
    Model Error
    Extreme Events
    Passive Scalar
    Model Error
    Reduced Order Model
    Stochastic models

    Predicting monsoon intraseasonal precipitation using a low-order nonlinear stochastic model

    Chen, N., Majda, A., Sabeerali, C. T. & Ravindran, A., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of Climate. 31, 11, p. 4403-4427 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    monsoon
    oscillation
    time series
    spectral analysis
    longwave radiation

    Predicting regional and pan-Arctic sea ice anomalies with kernel analog forecasting

    Comeau, D., Giannakis, D., Zhao, Z. & Majda, A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Climate Dynamics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    sea ice
    anomaly
    prediction
    marginal ice zone
    historical record

    Rigorous accuracy and robustness analysis for two-scale reduced random Kalman filters in high dimensions

    Majda, A. & Tong, X. T., Jan 1 2018, In : Communications in Mathematical Sciences. 16, 4, p. 1095-1132 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Robustness Analysis
    Robustness (control systems)
    Kalman filters
    Kalman Filter
    Higher Dimensions

    Rigorous analysis for efficient statistically accurate algorithms for solving fokker-planck equations in large dimensions

    Chen, N., Majda, A. & Tong, X. T., Jan 1 2018, In : SIAM-ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification. 6, 3, p. 1198-1223 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fokker Planck equation
    Fokker-Planck Equation
    Probability density function
    High-dimensional
    Subspace

    Rigorous Statistical Bounds in Uncertainty Quantification for One-Layer Turbulent Geophysical Flows

    Qi, D. & Majda, A. J., Apr 23 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nonlinear Science. p. 1-53 53 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Geophysical Flows
    Uncertainty Quantification
    Turbulent Flow
    Trajectories
    Energy

    Statistical occurrence and mechanisms of the 2014–2016 delayed super El Niño captured by a simple dynamical model

    Thual, S., Majda, A. & Chen, N., Jun 2 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Climate Dynamics. p. 1-16 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    westerly
    experiment
    oscillation
    analysis
    effect
    Uncertainty Quantification
    Reduced Order Model
    Imperfect
    Dynamical systems
    Dynamical system

    The Multiscale Impacts of Organized Convection in Global 2-D Cloud-Resolving Models

    Brenowitz, N. D., Majda, A. & Yang, Q., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Upper atmosphere
    convection
    kinetic energy
    Fluxes
    Kinetic energy

    Upscale impact of mesoscale disturbances of tropical convection on convectively coupled Kelvin waves

    Yang, Q. & Majda, A. J., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 75, 1, p. 85-111 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Kelvin wave
    tilt
    convection
    heating
    disturbance
    2017
    Fokker Planck equation
    Statistics
    Probability density function
    Dynamical systems
    Decomposition

    Boreal summer intraseasonal oscillations in the MJO skeleton model with observation-based forcing

    Ogrosky, H. R., Stechmann, S. N. & Majda, A. J., Jun 1 2017, In : Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. 78, p. 38-56 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Madden-Julian oscillation
    skeleton
    oscillation
    summer
    Tropics
    Open Access
    functionals
    dynamical systems
    complex systems
    turbulence
    climate change

    Extraction and prediction of indices for monsoon intraseasonal oscillations: an approach based on nonlinear Laplacian spectral analysis

    Sabeerali, C. T., Ravindran, A., Giannakis, D. & Majda, A., Jan 12 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Climate Dynamics. p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    spectral analysis
    monsoon
    oscillation
    prediction
    precipitation (climatology)

    Implementation and calibration of a stochastic multicloud convective parameterization in the NCEP Climate Forecast System (CFSv2)

    Goswami, B. B., Khouider, B., Phani, R., Mukhopadhyay, P. & Majda, A. J., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 9, 3, p. 1721-1739 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    climate prediction
    Parameterization
    parameterization
    Calibration
    calibration

    Improved tropical modes of variability in the NCEP Climate Forecast System (Version 2) via a stochastic multicloud model

    Goswami, B. B., Khouider, B., Phani, R., Mukhopadhyay, P. & Majda, A. J., Oct 1 2017, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 74, 10, p. 3339-3366 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    climate prediction
    cumulus
    parameterization
    stratiform cloud
    equatorial wave

    Improving synoptic and intraseasonal variability in CFSv2 via stochastic representation of organized convection

    Goswami, B. B., Khouider, B., Phani, R., Mukhopadhyay, P. & Majda, A., Jan 28 2017, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 44, 2, p. 1104-1113 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    forecasting
    climate
    convection
    Madden-Julian Oscillation
    climate models

    ITCZ breakdown and its upscale impact on the planetary-scale circulation over the eastern Pacific

    Yang, Q., Majda, A. J. & Khouider, B., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 74, 12, p. 4023-4045 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    intertropical convergence zone
    heating
    momentum
    baroclinic mode
    eddy

    Seasonal synchronization of a simple stochastic dynamical model capturing El Niño diversity

    Thual, S., Majda, A. & Chen, N., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of Climate. 30, 24, p. 10047-10066 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Southern Oscillation
    cloud cover
    sea surface temperature
    atmosphere
    chronology
    Southern Oscillation
    sea surface temperature
    trade wind
    parameterization
    anomaly

    Stochastic superparameterization and multiscale filtering of turbulent tracers

    Lee, Y., Majda, A. J. & Qi, D., 2017, In : Multiscale Modeling and Simulation. 15, 1, p. 215-234 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    tracers
    Filtering
    tracer
    Data Assimilation
    Turbulent Flow
    equatorial wave
    two-dimensional flow
    convection
    heating
    disturbance
    2016
    Madden-Julian oscillation
    baroclinic mode
    momentum transfer
    heat source
    temperature anomaly

    A skeleton model for the MJO with refined vertical structure

    Thual, S. & Majda, A. J., May 1 2016, In : Climate Dynamics. 46, 9-10, p. 2773-2786 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    skeleton
    oscillation
    moisture
    atmospheric wave
    train

    Data-driven prediction strategies for low-frequency patterns of North Pacific climate variability

    Comeau, D., Zhao, Z., Giannakis, D. & Majda, A. J., May 27 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Climate Dynamics. p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    climate
    prediction
    sea ice
    persistence
    timescale

    Effect of stratiform heating on the planetary-scale organization of tropical convection

    Deng, Q., Khouider, B., Majda, A. & Ravindran, A., 2016, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 73, 1, p. 371-392 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    convection
    heating
    convective system
    cold pool
    stratiform cloud

    Ergodicity of Truncated Stochastic Navier Stokes with Deterministic Forcing and Dispersion

    Majda, A. J. & Tong, X. T., May 23 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nonlinear Science. p. 1-24 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Lyapunov functions
    Ergodicity
    Navier-Stokes
    Topography
    Forcing