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The Dynamics of Precipitation Variability in the Asian Monsoon
by Day, Jesse Alexander, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2016, 150; 10150844
Abstract (Summary)

The Asian summer monsoon supplies around 3 billion people with much of their yearly supply of freshwater, necessary for human consumption as well as in agriculture and industry. In many regions, particularly along the Ganges River in India and in northern China, use of freshwater far exceeds natural recharge rates. Given the high population density of these regions, a substantial fraction of Asia's population is therefore critically sensitive to interannual changes in the supply of freshwater by the monsoon, as well as potential future change under 21st century warming. This dissertation focuses on understanding the atmospheric dynamics of the leading mode of July-August Asian Monsoon rainfall variability, which links two major subsystems: the South Asian and East Asian monsoons. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fung, Inez Y.
Commitee: Chiang, John, Romps, David
School: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Earth and Planetary Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 77/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian Studies, Atmospheric sciences
Keywords: East asian monsoon, Monsoons, Orographic rainfall, Rainbands, Rainfall, Rainfall variability
Publication Number: 10150844
ISBN: 978-1-369-05609-9
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