Palaeoclimatic insights into forcing and response of monsoon rainfall.

Mohtadi, Mahyar, Prange, Matthias and Steinke, Stephan (2016) Palaeoclimatic insights into forcing and response of monsoon rainfall. Nature Geoscience, 533 (7602). pp. 191-199. DOI 10.1038/nature17450.

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Abstract

Monsoons are the dominant seasonal mode of climate variability in the tropics and are critically important conveyors of atmospheric moisture and energy at a global scale. Predicting monsoons, which have profound impacts on regions that are collectively home to more than 70 per cent of Earth’s population, is a challenge that is difficult to overcome by relying on instrumental data from only the past few decades. Palaeoclimatic evidence of monsoon rainfall dynamics across different regions and timescales could help us to understand and predict the sensitivity and response of monsoons to various forcing mechanisms. This evidence suggests that monsoon systems exhibit substantial regional character.

Document Type: Article
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1038/nature17450
ISSN: 1752-0894
Projects: PalMod in-kind
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 15:07
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/44255

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