Influence of the Upper-Tropospheric Wind Shear upon Cloud Radiative Forcing in the Asian Monsoon Region

  title={Influence of the Upper-Tropospheric Wind Shear upon Cloud Radiative Forcing in the Asian Monsoon Region},
  author={V. Sathiyamoorthy and Pradip Kumar Pal and Prakash C. Joshi},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
Using the top-of-the-atmosphere radiative flux and cloud data from satellites, as well as atmospheric data from NCEP‐NCAR reanalysis, this paper investigates the reason for the unusually large high-cloud amount in the Asian monsoon region during the summer monsoon season (June‐September). Earlier studies attributed the large negative net cloud radiative forcing in the Asian monsoon region to the unusually large high-cloud amounts with high optical depth. Analysis during 1985‐89 suggests that… Expand
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