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Earth Sciences & Geography - Atmospheric Sciences | The Asian Monsoon

The Asian Monsoon

Wang, Bin

2015, XII, 450 p. 100 illus., 80 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Presents an interdisciplinary scientific theme incorporating the atmosphere, the ocean and the land surface, which sets it apart from the usual monsoon meteorology
  • Supplies a better understanding of the monsoon environment by including analysis of paleoclimate records, human influences on the monsoon climate and the economic impacts of the monsoon to economies and to human health

Satellite observations and computing technology have advanced our understanding of the monsoon climate enormously in the last two decades. The second edition of this established and much lauded work provides an update of the knowledge gained over this period, presenting the modern morphology and the physical principles of monsoon variation on all timescales, ranging from synoptic to tectonic timescales. The authors, all foremost experts in their respective fields, bring new ideas that can be expected to markedly improve the prediction of monsoon climate, expand our understanding of the monsoon environment by study of modern data and paleoclimate records, present evidence of human influences on monsoon climate, and describe the links of the monsoon to the economy and to human health.

This is a comprehensive interdisciplinary text book summarizing new knowledge of Asian monsoon climate variability, dynamics, modeling, and prediction, and human influence and its links to environmetal/economic issues.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Asian Monsoon - Climate change - Climatology

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Meteorology - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 

Part I Overview

  1. The coupled monsoon system (Peter J Webster)
  2. The Asian Monsoon: Global perspectives (KevinE Trenbert, James W Hurrell and David P Stepaniak)
  3. The Asian winter monsoon (C-P Chang, Zhuo Wang, Harry Hendon))
  4. Part II Monsoon Variability

  5. Synoptic systems and weather (Y. Ding and D. R. Sikka)
  6. Intraseasonal variability (Duane Waliser)
  7. Interannual variability (Song Yang and William K.-M. Lau)
  8. Interdecadal variability (B. N. Goswami)
  9. Part III Physical Processes

  10. Mesoscale processes (Richard H. Johnson)
  11. Large-scale dynamics (B. Hoskins and Bin Wang)
  12. Energy and water cycle (T-C. Chen)
  13. |Land Atmosphere-ocean interaction (Tetsuzo Yasunari)
  14. Interactions between the Asian Monsoon and El Nino-Southern Oscillation (N.-C. Lau and Bin Wang)
  15. Effects of Tibetan Plateau (M. Yanai and G-X. Wu)
  16. Part IV Modeling and Seasonal Prediction

  17. Seasonal prediction of Indian summer monsoon (T. N.Krishnamurti, T S V Vijaya Kumar and A K Mitra))
  18. Dynamical seasonal prediction and predictability (I-S Kang and J Shukla)
  19. Part V Monsoon in Changing Environment and its impacts

  20. Extending the historical record by proxy (Steve C Clemens)
  21. Asian monsoons in the future (Akio Kitoh)
  22. The Asian monsoon, agriculture and economy (Sulochana Gadgil and K Rupa Kumar)

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