By Professor Bin Wang (auth.)
Satellite observations and computing expertise have complicated our figuring out of the monsoon weather greatly within the final twenty years. the writer offers an replace of the data received over this era, featuring the fashionable morphology and the actual ideas of monsoon weather version on all time scales starting from intraseasonal to tectonic time scales. He brings new principles that may be anticipated to markedly increase the prediction of monsoon weather, and contains contributions by way of specialists who extend our knowing of the monsoon setting through their learn of paleoclimate documents, who current facts of human affects on monsoon weather, and who describe the hyperlinks of the monsoon to the economic climate and to human health.
This is a finished interdisciplinary textual content publication summarizing new wisdom of Asian monsoon weather variability, dynamics, modeling, and prediction from intraseasonal to geological time scales, and human impression and its hyperlinks to environmetal/economic matters.
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178 Frequently used monsoon indices of the Asian summer monsoon . . . . . 4 SST of dierent lags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Correlations between low-pass ®ltered JJAS indices . . . . . . . . . . Correlations between low-pass ®ltered NDJF indices . . . . . . . . . 3 Features of dierent cumulus parameterization schemes . . . . . . . . Details of the seven DEMETER coupled models . . . . . . . .
4 Lengths of runs of years with a continuing increase/decrease in rice yields El NinÄo/La NinÄa association with ISMR anomalies during 1871±2004 . . Correlations between monthly and seasonal ISMR. . . . . . . . . Subseasonal patterns of extreme ISMR anomalies . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . 270 Preface The Asian monsoon is a spectacular occurrence in the Earth's climate system. During summer, the monsoon engine pumps moisture transported across thousands of miles from the Indian and Paci®c Oceans, producing heavy rains over south and east Asia and adjacent marginal seas; meanwhile, it dumps sinking, dry air to the north and west of Asia's monsoon area, forming the World's largest desert zone, which stretches from the Sahara and the Middle East to Mongolia.
Improvement in the performance of forecast formulae cannot be expected until there is a more satisfactory method of selecting indicators, requiring in turn a better understanding of the nature of weather processes. (ii) The decrease in the correlations that occurred in the period between 1920 and 1960 has been replaced by an extended period of high variance in the SOI and correlations that match the 1880±1920 period, and a return of much higher correlations. These earlier studies were unaware that the ENSO signal possessed a large interdecadal signal.