The global monsoon system and its regional monsoon components have profound impacts on society and are among the most complex phenomena involving coupled atmosphere-ocean-land interactions. Monsoons can cause severe floods and droughts in the tropics and some parts of the subtropics as well as undergoing climate variability on subseasonal, interannual and decadal to centennial (or longer) time scales. In addition to its profound local effects, monsoon variability is also associated with global-scale impacts since the energy released by monsoon systems can influence the global circulation. However, it is notoriously difficult to simulate and forecast the monsoons at all temporal scales, in numerical weather prediction (NWP), subseasonal-to-seasonal and interannual-to-decadal predictions, and centennial-to-longer timescale projections. A better understanding of monsoon physics and dynamics, with more accurate simulation, prediction and projection of monsoon systems is therefore of a great practical importance to the atmospheric sciences community and society.

The combination of modern- and palaeo-monsoon research can help us to better understand the fundamental nature of the monsoon and its variability. Comparisons of monsoon responses to large-scale forcings found in the palaeoclimate record can help us to understand how the monsoon will respond to changes in forcings in the future, potentially allowing us to constrain estimates of climate change. Similarly, the wealth of observations, reanalysis products and modelling work in the contemporary period can help us piece together data from point-proxy records of the past.

This session therefore invites presentations on all aspects of monsoon research in contemporary, future and palaeoclimate periods (observational, modeling, attribution, prediction and projection) from the natural and anthropogenic variability and predictability of the monsoon systems on multiple time scales, to the impact of monsoons on extreme weather and climate events (floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, heat waves, etc.), as well as the links between monsoons and global climate change and feedbacks with the biosphere.

Co-organized as CL4.02.2
Convener: Jianping Li | Co-conveners: Roberta D'Agostino, Kyung-Ja Ha, Pascal Terray, Andrew Turner
| Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45, 16:15–18:00
Room 0.49
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X5

Attendance time: Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall X5

Chairperson: Jianping Li, Andy Turner, Roberta D'Agostino & Kyung-Ja Ha
Process studies in observations & models
Hall X5
X5.235 |
Diurnal circle of the West and Central African monsoon: moisture fluxes, convergence and transport
(withdrawn after no-show)
Ayodeji Balogun, Elijah Adefisan, Zechariah Adeyewa, and Emma Okogbue
X5.237 |
Xuejing Zhou, Ruiqiang Ding, Wei Wang, Jianping Li, Zhaolu Hou, and Wei Xie
X5.238 |
Ambrogio Volonté, Andrew Turner, and Arathy Menon
X5.239 |
Yazhou Zhang, Jianping Li, Qiuyun Wang, and Jiaqing Xue
X5.240 |
Arathy Menon, Andrew Turner, Ambrogio Volonte, Stuart Webster, and Gill Martin
X5.241 |
Inmaculada Vega, David Gallgo, Pedro Ribera, and Nuria Pilar Plaza
X5.242 |
Amulya Chevuturi, Nicholas P. Klingaman, Andrew G. Turner, Kevin I. Hodges, Reinhard Schiemann, Liang Guo, and Julia Curio
X5.243 |
Andrew Turner and Ganapati Bhat
Variability, teleconnections & prediction
X5.247 |
Influence of the South Asian high intensity variability on the persistent heavy rainfall and heat waves in Asian monsoon regions
Wei Shang and Xuejuan Ren
X5.248 |
Tiejun Xie, Jianping Li, Cheng Sun, Ruiqiang Ding, Kaicun Wang, Chuanfeng Zhao, and Juan Feng
X5.249 |
Jianping Li, Yazhou Zhang, Jiaqing Xue, Juan Feng, Qiuyun Wang, Yidan Xu, Yuehong Wang, and Fei Zheng
X5.251 |
Yuehong Wang, Jianping Li, Yazhou Zhang, and Qiuyun Wang
X5.253 |
Claudia Stephan, Nicholas Klingaman, and Andrew Turner
Climate change
X5.255 |
Kaiqi Chen, Jianping Li, Tiejun Xie, Qiuyun Wang, and Lanning Wang