East Asian Monsoon

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  • Copyright: 2004-11-28
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
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The East Asian summer monsoon has complex space and time structures that are distinct from the South Asian summer monsoon. It covers both subtropics and midlatitudes and its rainfall tends to be concentrated in elongated rain belts that stretch for many thousands of kilometers and affect China, Japan, Korea, and the surrounding areas. The circulation of the East Asian winter monsoon encompasses a large meridional domain with cold air outbreaks emanating from the Siberian high and penetrates deeply into the equatorial Maritime Continent region, where the center of maximum rainfall has long been recognized as a major planetary scale heat source that drives the global circulation during boreal winter. The East Asian summer monsoon is closely linked with the West Pacific summer monsoon, and the East Asian winter monsoon is directly connected with the Australian summer monsoon. They are all part of the global climate system and interact with the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and other oscillations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Because of its impacts on nearly one-third of the world's population and on the global climate system (including effects on the climate change), the study of the East Asian monsoon has received increased attention both in East Asian countries and in the United States. This book presents reviews of recent research on the subject.

Table of Contents

Preface v
I. East Asian Summer and Winter Monsoon
Seasonal March of the East-Asian Summer Monsoon
Yihui Ding
The East Asia Winter Monsoon
Johnny Chan
Chongyin Li
Maritime Continent Monsoon: Annual Cycle and Boreal Winter Variability
C.-P. Chang
Patrick A. Harr
John McBride
Huang-Hsiung Hsu
II. Interannual Variations
Interannual Variability, Global Teleconnection, and Potential Predictability Associated with the Asian Summer Monsoon
William K.-M. Lau
Kyu-Myong Kim
June-Yi Lee
East Asian Monsoon -- Enso Interactions
Bin Wang
Tim Li
Climate Variations of the Summer Monsoon over China
Ronghui Huang
Gang Huang
Zhigang Wei
III. General Circulation Modeling
Simulations by a GFDL GCM of ENSO-Related Variability of the Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean System in the East Asian Monsoon Region
Ngar-Cheung Lau
Mary Jo Nath
Hailan Wang
Current Status of AGCM Monsoon Simulations
In-Sik Kang
Simulation Studies of the Asian Monsoon Using the CCSR/NIES AGCM
Akimasa Sumi
Masahide Kimoto
Xueshun Shen
IV. Synoptic and Mesoscale Processes
Research on the Phenomena of Meiyu during the Past Quarter Century: An Overview
George Tai-Jen Chen
Large- and Mesoscale Features of Meiyu-Baiu Front Associated with Intense Rainfalls
Kozo Ninomiya
Oceanic East Asian Monsoon Convection: Results from the 1998 SCSMEX
Richard H. Johnson
Paul E. Ciesielski
Thomas D. Keenan
V. Interactions with Other Circulations
Monsoon-Related Tropical Cyclones in East Asia
Russell L. Elsberry
Formation of the Summertime Subtropical Anticyclones
Guoxiong Wu
Yimin Liu
Ping Liu
Maintenance and Seasonal Transitions of the Stationary Waves during East Asian Monsoon
Mingfang Ting
Renu Joseph

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