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Large scale aspects of India-China summer monsoon rainfall

Kripalani, RH and Singh, SV (1993) Large scale aspects of India-China summer monsoon rainfall. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 10 (1). pp. 71-84.

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This study investigates the dominant modes of variability in monthly and seasonal rainfall over the India-China region mainly through Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis. The EOFs have shown that whereas the rainfall over India varies as one coherent zone, that over China varies in east-west oriented bands. The influence of this banded structure extends well into India. Relationship of rainfall with large scale parameters such as the subtropical ridge over the Indian and the western Pacific regions, Southern Oscillation, the Northern Hemispheric surface air temperature and stratospheric winds have also been investigated. These results show that the rainfall over the area around 40°N, 110°E over China is highly related with rainfall over India. The subtropical ridge over the Indian region is an important predictor over India as well as over the northern China region.

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 09:15
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