Numerical Simulation of the Asian-African Winter Monsoon

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Abstract

This paper shows that a general circulation model at the National Center for Atmospheric Research is capable of simulating many aspects of the Asian-African winter monsoon. We concentrate on a climatological descriptive comparison of wind patterns, particularly the reversed flow of the low-level Somalian jet near the east coast of Africa, sea-level pressure, and cloudiness and precipitation over the monsoon region.

Abstract

This paper shows that a general circulation model at the National Center for Atmospheric Research is capable of simulating many aspects of the Asian-African winter monsoon. We concentrate on a climatological descriptive comparison of wind patterns, particularly the reversed flow of the low-level Somalian jet near the east coast of Africa, sea-level pressure, and cloudiness and precipitation over the monsoon region.

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