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Andrew Majda

Professor of Mathematics; Principal Investigator

1974 …2019
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2019
collisional plasmas
aspect ratio
turbulence
fluids
simulation

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
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
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

Extraction and predictability of coherent intraseasonal signals in infrared brightness temperature data

Székely, E., Giannakis, D. & Majda, A. J., Mar 1 2016, In : Climate Dynamics. 46, 5-6, p. 1473-1502 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

brightness temperature
oscillation
spectral analysis
El Nino-Southern Oscillation
timescale

Filtering nonlinear turbulent dynamical systems through conditional Gaussian statistics

Chen, N. & Majda, A. J., Jan 1 2016, In : Monthly Weather Review. 144, 12, p. 4885-4917 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Madden-Julian oscillation
filter
statistics
compressible flow
mathematical analysis

Filtering the stochastic skeleton model for the Madden-Julian oscillation

Chen, N. & Majda, A. J., 2016, In : Monthly Weather Review. 144, 2, p. 501-527 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Madden-Julian oscillation
skeleton
filter
nonlinearity
moisture