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Philippe Lucas-Picher, Jens H. Christensen, Fahad Saeed, Pankaj Kumar, Shakeel Asharaf, Bodo Ahrens, Andrew J. Wiltshire, Daniela Jacob, and Stefan Hagemann

,c ), have slow winds in the north of India ( Figs. 5a,c ) compared to ERA-40, REMO, and HadRM3. As pointed out by Ji and Vernekar (1997) , the strength and the position of the Somali jet, which is generally too weak in GCM simulations, are crucial in determining the precipitation pattern over the Indian peninsula. The strong winds of CLM and HIRHAM5 in the Arabian Sea may also explain why the precipitation on the west coast of India, which is generated by the uplift of the air meeting the Western Ghats

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