Variability ofthe American MOnsoon Systems
Monsoon systems provide a framework for studies on the predictability of precipitation during the warm season. The Variability of the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS) project emphasize the interplay between the atmosphere, oceans and continental surfaces to improve understanding of: the American monsoon systems in the context of the global climate system, the capacity for seasonal to interannual climate predictions, and, the impacts of Anthropogenic climate change. VAMOS is organized as three integrated components that focus on different geographical regions but complement each other in scope:. NAME, MESA, and VOCALS.
The VAMOS Support Center is jointly located at NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory and UCAR's Joint Office for Science Support and it is sponsored by NOAA's Climate Program Office under the Climate Prediction Program for the Americas