(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Role of soil moisture in the seasonal progress of the Asian summer monsoon

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FUTAMI M. (1) ; OHBA M. (2) ; UEDA H. (3) ;
(1) United Nations Development programme - United Nations Volunteers Programme, La Paz, BOLIVIE
(2) Central research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Environmental Science Research Lab., Abiko, JAPON
(3) Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Tsukuba, JAPON


The aim of this paper is to quantify the role of slowly varying states of soil moisture in determining the seasonal evolution of the Asian Summer Monsoon (ASM). Particularly they focused on contribution from land memory in the 2 climatological transition stages occuring in mid-May and mid-June. In order to remove other possible effects associated with the boundary conditions over oceans or solar radiation, simulations in holding soil moisture piecewise constant in time mode have been performed using an atmospheric GCM (AGCM). Results and discussion


Article of periodic

published at : Tsukuba geoenvironmental sciences / ISSN 1880-6252

Editor : JAPON

Millesime : 2009, vol. 5 [pp. 3-9]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.



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