MOISTURE CONTENT OF THE CONTINENTS AND THE INTENSITY OF SUMMER MONSOON CIRCULATION.

G. P. Kurbatkin, S. Manabe, D. G. Hahn

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Abstract

The paper reports on a study of the effect of changes in the moisture content of the continents on the rate of summer monsoon circulation in the middle latitudes. The model includes the annular climate cycle and the hydrology of the atmosphere and the continents. An analysis of the numerical experiments demonstrated that drainage of the continents may lead to a decrease in precipitation not only over the continents, but also over the ocean; drainage may simultaneously increase the rate of planet-wide summer monsoon circulation in the middle latitudes, which may be an important condition in the annual climate cycle for summer radiant heating of the ocean.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalSoviet meteorology and hydrology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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