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Asian monsoon hydroclimate

The Asian monsoon system is one of the most complicated weather and climate systems in the world, involving interactions between land, ocean, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, with the impact of the biosphere becoming more involved as a result of various human activities. A number of recent research programmes have been devoted to understanding this complex monsoon system, for example the Monsoon Asian Hydro-Atmosphere Scientific Research and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI), and the Asian Monsoon Years (AMY 2007–2012) in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and these efforts have done much to advance our understanding of the Asian monsoon hydroclimate. 


  1. Content type: Research article

    Water isotopic composition (δ18O and δD) in terrestrial proxies of past precipitation enable us to better understand and interpret variation in the Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM). Previous studies have suggested tha...

    Authors: Masahiro Tanoue, Kimpei Ichiyanagi, Kei Yoshimura, Masashi Kiguchi, Toru Terao and Taiichi Hayashi

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:77

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    This study investigates the nature and mechanisms of the diurnal precipitation system over a coastal area of the Maritime Continent (MC) by utilizing the data from a field campaign, HARIMAU2010. During the 1-m...

    Authors: Masaki Katsumata, Shuichi Mori, Jun-Ichi Hamada, Miki Hattori, Fadli Syamsudin and Manabu D. Yamanaka

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:64

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    This paper presents an overview of the HARIMAU2010 campaign focusing on convective activity with the diurnal rainfall meridional march (DRMM) over Jakarta, which is located on the northern coast of Jawa Island...

    Authors: Shuichi Mori, Jun-Ichi Hamada, Miki Hattori, Pei-Ming Wu, Masaki Katsumata, Nobuhiko Endo, Kimpei Ichiyanagi, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Ardhi A. Arbain, Reni Sulistyowati, Sopia Lestari, Fadli Syamsudin, Timbul Manik and Manabu D. Yamanaka

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:47

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates the impact of anthropogenic aerosols on the atmospheric hydrological cycle over the tropical Asian monsoon region (South Asian, Southeast Asian, and western North Pacific monsoons), usi...

    Authors: Hiroshi G. Takahashi, Shingo Watanabe, Makiko Nakata and Toshihiko Takemura

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:44

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We analyze the hourly rainfall data of 30 rain gauges in Cambodia from 2010 to 2015 to focus on the diurnal pattern of rainfall and its regional characteristics, with the underlying mechanisms inferred from th...

    Authors: Kumiko Tsujimoto, Tetsu Ohta, Kentaro Aida, Katsunori Tamakawa and Monichoth So Im

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:39

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In summer 2002, abnormally high-temperature events and associated low soil moisture conditions were observed in Northeast Eurasia. In this study, two regional climate model experiments, one with and the other ...

    Authors: Enkhbat Erdenebat and Tomonori Sato

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:37

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  7. Content type: Review

    During the Monsoon Asian Hydro−Atmosphere Scientific Research and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI; 2006–16), we carried out two projects over the Indonesian maritime continent (IMC), constructing the Hydrometeo...

    Authors: Manabu D. Yamanaka, Shin-Ya Ogino, Pei-Ming Wu, Hamada Jun-Ichi, Shuichi Mori, Jun Matsumoto and Fadli Syamsudin

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:21

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates the seasonal march patterns of rainfall in the Philippines from 1951 to 2012 and their long-term variability. In order to clarify the dominant patterns in the seasonal march of rainfall...

    Authors: Ikumi Akasaka, Hisayuki Kubota, Jun Matsumoto, Esperanza O. Cayanan, Rosalina G. de Guzman and Flaviana D. Hilario

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:20

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The thermal energy transfer from the sea surface to the atmosphere associated with a cold surge event was investigated with observations from radiosondes on the research vessel “Hakuho-maru” over the Philippin...

    Authors: Shin-Ya Ogino, Peiming Wu, Miki Hattori, Nobuhiko Endo, Hisayuki Kubota, Tomoshige Inoue and Jun Matsumoto

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:9

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The land-sea surface temperature contrast on the western coast of Sumatra Island was examined using observation data obtained from the pre-Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) field campaign from November to ...

    Authors: Peiming Wu, Shuichi Mori and Fadli Syamsudin

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018 5:4

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In this study, long-term (1961–2011) variations in the moisture budget and drought/flood events in six subregions of China are analyzed. Water vapor is mainly transported zonally during winter, while meridiona...

    Authors: Shuang Qiu, Wen Zhou, Marco Yu-Ting Leung and Xiuzhen Li

    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2017 4:36

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