Climate change and the South Asian summer monsoon

Author: Turner, A.G.; Annamalai, H.

Description: The vagaries of South Asian summer monsoon rainfall on short and long timescales impact the lives of more than one billion people. Understanding how the monsoon will change in the face of global warming is a challenge for climate science, not least because our state-of-the-art general circulation models still have difficulty simulating the regional distribution of monsoon rainfall. However, we are beginning to understand more about processes driving the monsoon, its seasonal cycle and modes of variability. This gives us the hope that we can build better models and ultimately reduce the uncertainty in our projections of future monsoon rainfall.

Subject Headings: Climate change; South Asian; Monsoon; Summer

Keywords: Climate change and the South Asian summer monsoon

Publication year: 2012

Journal or book title: Nature Climate Change

Volume: 2

Issue: 8

Pages: 587-595

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 2478