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SHIVA - Studies of Hydrology, Influence and Variability of the Asian Summer Monsoon

Funded under: FP5-EESD


This project aims to increase our understanding of the processes involved in the evolution of the Asian Summer Monsoon and in its intraseasonal and interannual variability, and thereby to improve their simulation in forecast and climate models. An over-riding theme will be the goal of understanding the processes involved involved in seasonal and climate predictability. Over half the worlds population live within the influence of the Asian Summer Monsoon where the reliable return of the summer rains is essential for life. Therefore the human implications of improved prediction for sub-seasonal, seasonal and climate timescales are enormous. The influence of the monsoon extends to many regions remote from SE Asia. Specifically, there is increasing evidence to suggest that the dry summers of the Eastern Mediterranean are a direct consequence of the Asian Summer Monsoon.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19084 EN (1999), 252pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7758-2
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