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The East Asian Monsoon

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  1. The East Asian Monsoon Based on “The East Asian Summer Monsoon: An Overview” by Yihui and Chan, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 2005

  2. ISM = Indian Summer Monsoon EASM = East Asian Summer Monsoon WNPSM = Western North Pacific Summer Monsoon

  3. Notice: • The winter monsoon is stronger than the summer monsoon. (See the previous figures.) Why?

  4. Notice: • Winds are north-northeasterly in the winter and south-southwesterly in the summer. • This is a “subtropical” monsoon.

  5. Rapid Onset in Mid-May

  6. In Contrast…