New research provides a comprehensive overview of the effect of the Asian summer monsoon (ASM) on atmospheric composition throughout the life cycle of the ASM anticyclone.
Mysterious Intraseasonal Oscillations in Monsoons
The unpredictable cycles of rainfall during India's summerlong monsoon have stymied scientists for decades.
Defining the Onset and End of the Indian Summer Monsoon
A new, objective definition of the onset of the summer monsoon could improve predictions of rainfall in India.
Forecasting India's Water Future
The NORINDIA project sheds light on how climate change could affect monsoons, droughts, and glaciers in northern India.
Implications of Future Changes in the Asian Monsoon's Intensity
AGU Chapman Conference on the Evolution of the Asian Monsoon and Its Impact on Landscape, Environment, and Society; Hong Kong, China, 14–18 June 2015
The North American Monsoon: Models Versus Observations
Third Annual Regional Climatology and Meteorology Meeting for Northwest Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico, 4–5 June 2015
Peter J. Webster Receives 2015 International Award
Peter J. Webster received the 2015 International Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The award honors "an individual scientist, group, or a small team for making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations."
Improving Indian Summer Monsoon Prediction
A new study analyzes temperature and moisture variations in different layers of the atmosphere to improve forecasting of Indian summer monsoon precipitation patterns.
The Melodies of Monsoons: Weather in Indian Classical Music
Western composers evoke nature's fury with orchestral music that imitates the sounds of weather. Indian composers depict the monsoon rains in more abstract terms with the classical raga system.
Correlating Monsoon Strength with Boron Isotopes
Scientists tell the story of the past monsoon by measuring boron isotopes in organisms in the Arabian Sea.