The Indian Ocean and its role in climate variability and predictability
Convener: Muhammad Adnan AbidECSECS | Co-conveners: Chunzai Wang, Roxy Mathew Koll, Cheng Sun, Stephanie A. HendersonECSECS

The Indian Ocean interacts with the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and plays an important role in modulating climate variability and predictability in tropical and extratropical regions from sub-seasonal to decadal time scales. The session invites a wide range of contributions on all aspects regarding the role of the Indian Ocean in terms of its modelling, teleconnections, ocean dynamics, Indian Ocean Basin Mode (IOBM) and Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) diversity, MJO, Indian ocean two-way interactions with other tropical basins, its role in climate extremes, climate variability and predictions (sub-seasonal to decadal timescales) in present, past and future climate. Additionally, the contributions making use of novel methodologies such as machine learning are also welcome. We encourage research findings in these wide range of topics, focusing on improving the understanding of the Indian Ocean and its climate interactions.