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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,

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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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6692-1_11

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