This collection of 15 essays aims to present the first major review of monsoon research since the Global Weather Experiment in 1978-79. It aims to cover the most important aspects of monsoon meteorology and is divided into 4 broad sections. The first section includes a synthesis of the planetary scale aspects of the northern summer monsoon, followed by the regional aspects of the summer monsoon over India, China and Japan. The next section focuses on the synoptic, planetary and regional aspects of the northern winter monsoon. The role of physical processes such as the influences of differential heating between the land and the ocean, the thermal and mechanical effects of the mountains of the monsoon region, and the significance of the clouds are presented in the third section. The final section contains summaries on the dynamical theories and computational modelling efforts.
- Hardback | 554 pages
- 177.8 x 254 x 20.32mm | 975.22g
- 04 Feb 1988
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 359 line drawings
Table of contents
Part 1 The northern summer monsoon: observational aspects of summer monsoon; variability and forecasting of the summer monsoon rainfall over India; a review of recent research on the East Asian summer monsoon in China; the early summer rainy season (Baiu) over Japan. Part 2 The northern winter monsoon: synoptic aspects of wintertime East Asian monsoon; planetary scale aspects of the winter monsoon and atmospheric teleconnection; the Australian summer monsoon. Part 3 Heating, topography, and clouds: effects of the Tibetan plateau; global and regional distributions of atmospheric heat sources and sinks during the GWE; precipitating cloud systems of the Asian monsoon; satellite cloudiness in the monsoon area. Part 4 Theoretical and modelling studies: on the dynamics of midlatitude-tropical interactions and the winter monsoon; synoptic scale disturbances in the summer monsoon; boundary layer dynamics of tropical and monsoonal flows; numerical weather prediction of monsoons.