Asian summer monsoon anomalies induced by aerosol direct forcing : the role of the Tibetan Plateau

  title={Asian summer monsoon anomalies induced by aerosol direct forcing : the role of the Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Kap Man Lau and M-J. Kim and Kyung Kim},
In this paper we present results of a numerical study using the NASA finite-volume GCM to elucidate a plausible mechanism for aerosol impact on the Asian summer monsoon involving interaction with physical processes over the Tibetan Plateau (TP). During the premonsoon season of March–April, dusts from the deserts of western China, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and the Middle East are transported into and stacked up against the northern and southern slopes of the TP. The absorption of solar radiation by… CONTINUE READING
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