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Understanding and Predicting Climate Variability and Change at Monsoon Regions

  • Vera C
  • Gutowski W
  • Mechoso C
  • et al.
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The chapter highlights selected scientifi c advances made under WCRP leadership in understanding climate variability and predictability at regional scales with emphasis on the monsoon regions. They are mainly related to a better under- standing of the physical processes related to the ocean-land-atmosphere interaction that characterize the monsoon variability as well as to a better knowledge of the sources of climate predictability. The chapter also highlights a number of challenges that are considered crucial to improving the ability to simulate and thereby predict regional climate variability. The representation of multi-scale convection and its interaction with coupled modes of tropical variability (where coupling refers both to ocean-atmosphere and/or land-atmosphere coupling) remains the leading problem to be addressed in all aspects of monsoon simulations (intraseasonal to decadal prediction,




Vera, C., Gutowski, W., Mechoso, C. R., Goswami, B. N., Reason, C. C., Thorncroft, C. D., … Lionello, P. (2013). Understanding and Predicting Climate Variability and Change at Monsoon Regions. In Climate Science for Serving Society (pp. 273–306). Springer Netherlands.

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