The East Asian Monsoon Based on “The East Asian Summer Monsoon: An Overview” by Yihui and Chan, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 2005
ISM = Indian Summer Monsoon EASM = East Asian Summer Monsoon WNPSM = Western North Pacific Summer Monsoon
Notice: • The winter monsoon is stronger than the summer monsoon. (See the previous figures.) Why?
Notice: • Winds are north-northeasterly in the winter and south-southwesterly in the summer. • This is a “subtropical” monsoon.