Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. Ser. II
Online ISSN : 2186-9057
Print ISSN : 0026-1165
ISSN-L : 0026-1165
Summer Monsoon Rainfalls in China
Yihui Ding
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1992 Volume 70 Issue 1B Pages 373-396


This paper presents a comprehensive review of summer monsoon rainfalls in China, with a special emphasis on the effects of the monsoonal airflow and large-scale terrain features in East Asia. The following aspects have been addressed: climatology of summer monsoon rainfalls in China, regional patterns of the summer monsoon rainfall, including the pre-summer rainfalls over South China, the Meiyu season and the rainy season in North China, the low-level jet associated with summer monsoon rainfalls, meso-scale features of precipitating systems during the summer monsoon season, atmospheric heat sources and their effect on the change in the general circulation in East Asia, and numerical experiments and operational prediction of the summer monsoon precipitation in China.

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