Indian Summer Monsoon Variability

Indian Summer Monsoon Variability

El Niño-Teleconnections and Beyond

1st Edition - August 15, 2021

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  • Editors: Jasti S. Chowdary, Anant Parekh, C. Gnanaseelan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128224021
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224328

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Indian Summer Monsoon Variability: El Niño-Teleconnections and Beyond presents the improved understanding of Indian Monsoon teleconnections (ENSO and Non-ENSO), new advances, and preferred future steps. Special emphasis is given to non-ENSO teleconnections which have been poorly understood for decades. With growing monsoon rainfall extremes across the Indian Subcontinent, a new understanding of monsoon environmental factors that are driven remotely through teleconnections is a trending topic. Finally, the book reviews current understanding ofthe observational and modeling aspects of Indian monsoon teleconnections. This is a must-read for researchers and graduate students in atmospheric science and meteorology.

Key Features

  • Presents teleconnections associated with the Indian summer monsoon from a global perspective
  • Discusses new pathways that connect the remote drivers to Indian summer monsoon variability
  • Covers a wide range of mechanisms, processes, and science questions in relation to monsoon variability from interannual, decadal to climate change time scales


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Drivers of the Indian Summer Monsoon Climate Variability

    2. Interannual variation of the Indian summer monsoon, ENSO, IOD and EQUINOO

    Part I. ENSO-Indian Summer Monsoon teleconnections

    3. ENSO-Indian Summer Monsoon Teleconnections

    4. ENSO Modoki teleconnections to Indian Summer Monsoon rainfall – A review

    5. The decaying phase of El Niño and Indian summer monsoon rainfall

    6. El NinÞo - Indian summer monsoon relation – A non-linear scale interactive energy exchange perspective

    7. Teleconnection between the Indian summer monsoon and climate variability: a proxy perspective

    Part II. Indian and Atlantic Ocean – Indian Summer Monsoon teleconnections

    8. Indian Ocean Dipole influence on Indian summer monsoon and ENSO – A review

    9. Influence of Southern Tropical Indian Ocean Rossby waves on Indian Summer Monsoon

    10. Atlantic Nino – Indian Summer Monsoon teleconnections

    11. Teleconnections between Tropical SST modes and Indian Summer Monsoon in Observation and CMIP5 models

    Part III. Subtropical and Extratropical teleconnections to Indian Summer Monsoon

    12. Eurasian Snow and Asian Summer Monsoon

    13. Coupling of the Indian, western North Pacific and East Asian summer monsoons

    14. Teleconnection along the Asian jet stream and its association with the Asian summer monsoon

    15. South Asian summer monsoon and subtropical deserts

    16. Interaction between South Asian High and Indian Summer Monsoon rainfall

    17. Southern Annular Mode teleconnections to Indian Summer Monsoon

    18. The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and Indian Summer Monsoon Variability: a Revisit

    19. Indian Summer Monsoon and Its Teleconnection with Pacific Decadal Variability

    Part IV. Climate change and Monsoon teleconnections

    20. Future changes of the ENSO-Indian Summer Monsoon teleconnection

    21. Response of the positive Indian Ocean Dipole to climate change and impact on Indian summer monsoon rainfall

    22. South Asian Summer Monsoon response to anthropogenic aerosol forcing

    23. Moisture recycling over the Indian monsoon core region in response to global warming from CMIP5 models

Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 15, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128224021
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128224328

About the Editors

Jasti S. Chowdary

Jasti S. Chowdary is a Scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Pune. He extensively works on the impact of climate modes on regional climate variabilities and atmospheric teleconnections. His research interests also include monsoon climate variability, predictability, climate extremes, and physical oceanography. He is involved in capacity-building by teaching courses on air–sea interactions and ocean dynamics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Pune.

Anant Parekh

Anant Parekh is a Senior Scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Pune. His areas of research cover monsoon variability, predictability and forecast, ocean modeling to study physical processes for ocean temperature, trends and variability, validation, and application of satellite data for ocean studies, and assessment of coupled model/ocean reanalysis. He is involved in teaching and training programs for meteorology and oceanography.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Pune.

C. Gnanaseelan

C. Gnanaseelan is a Senior Scientist and a Project Director at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Pune. His areas of interest include Indian Ocean variability, monsoon teleconnections, climate variability, climate modeling, decadal prediction, and data assimilation. He is an Editor for JGR-Oceans and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Earth System Science. He served as an Adjunct Professor or visiting faculty of Pune University, University of Hyderabad, IIT Delhi, and IIT Bhubaneshwar.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist and Project Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Pune.

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  • Dr R. Thu Aug 26 2021

    " Indian Summer Monsoon Variability; El Niño-Teleconnections and Beyond"

    It's a needed book for the meteorologists and other climate / atmospheric scientists in India and abroad, covering the important topic "Indian Summer monsoon Variability". Front cover of the book is very attractive. From the contents of the book provided by the publishers, various factors, contributing to the variability of Indian monsoon, like ENSO, EQUINOO, IOD like teleconnections, annual, inter-annual and seasonal variabilities and circulation features are dealt with in the book by both national and international eminent research scientists. Hope, this book provides a clear-cut understanding on the topic, covering updated research as on date. I feel it a must-read book for students, academicians, researchers and research students.