Land–sea heating contrast in an idealized Asian summer monsoon

  title={Land–sea heating contrast in an idealized Asian summer monsoon},
  author={Chia Chou},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
  • C. Chou
  • Published 4 March 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Climate Dynamics
Abstract Mechanisms determining the tropospheric temperature gradient that is related to the intensity of the Asian summer monsoon are examined in an intermediate atmospheric model coupled with a mixed-layer ocean and a simple land surface model with an idealized Afro–Eurasian continent and no physical topography. These include processes involving in the influence of the Eurasian continent, thermal effects of the Tibetan Plateau and effects of sea surface temperature. The mechanical effect on… 

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