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The Asian Monsoon

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Presents an interdisciplinary scientific theme incorporating the atmosphere, the ocean and the land surface, which sets it apart from the usual monsoon meteorology
Supplies a better understanding of the monsoon environment by including analysis of paleoclimate records, human influences on the monsoon climate and the economic impacts of the monsoon to economies and to human health

Series: Springer Praxis Books: Environmental Sciences

By: Bin Wang (Author)

400 pages, 100 illustrations


Hardback | May 2019 | Edition: 2 | #190125 | ISBN-13: 9783642132223
Available for pre-order: Due May 2019 Details
NHBS Price: £180.00 $220/€202 approx
Hardback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 1 | #152687 | ISBN: 3540406107
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NHBS Price: £260.00 $318/€292 approx

About this book

Satellite observations and computing technology have advanced our understanding of the monsoon climate enormously in the last two decades. The author provides an update of the knowledge gained over this period, presenting the modern morphology and the physical principles of monsoon climate variation on all time scales ranging from intraseasonal to tectonic time scales. He brings new ideas that can be expected to markedly improve the prediction of monsoon climate, and includes contributions by experts who expand our understanding of the monsoon environment by their study of paleoclimate records, who present evidence of human influences on monsoon climate, and who describe the links of the monsoon to the economy and to human health.

This is a comprehensive interdisciplinary text book summarizing new knowledge of Asian monsoon climate variability, dynamics, modeling, and prediction from intraseasonal to geological time scales, and human influence and its links to environmental/economic issues.


1. Elementary monsoon physics
2. Monsoon as coupled atmosphere-ocean-land system
3. Global aspects and Asian monsoon circulations systems
4. Mean annual cycle of the Asian monsoon
5. Severe weather events in Asian monsoon
6. Intraseasonal Oscillation
7. Interannual variations and ENSO-AM interaction
8. Interdecadal variability
9. Paleo-monsoon variations
10. Numerical modeling and prediction
11. Anthropogenic changes
12. Monsoon environments

Appendices: Statistical analysis approaches

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