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Special issue on: Bay of Bengal Monsoon Experiment - Preface

Gadgil, Sulochana and Mohanty, UC (2000) Special issue on: Bay of Bengal Monsoon Experiment - Preface. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences Earth and Planetary Sciences, 109 (2). p. 205.


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One of the most challenging problems in atmospheric science is to develop an adequate understanding of the variability of the Indian monsoon on various timescales: subseasonal, interannual and decadal, that could be translated into a predictive capability. The monsoon is strongly coupled to the warm oceans surrounding the subcontinent. Most of the monsoon rainfall occurs in association with synoptic systems, such as lows and depressions, generated over the warm oceans and their subsequent propagation over Indian landmass. The Bay of Bengal is exceptionally fertile generating these systems and plays an important role in monsoon variability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences. This is a preface article.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Depositing User: HS Usha
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1690

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