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The Asian Monsoon: Causes, History and Effects

The Asian Monsoon: Causes, History and Effects

by Peter D. Clift, R. Alan Plumb


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ISBN-13: 9780521847995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/29/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Peter Clift is Kilgour Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen, a Research Affilliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou. His research focuses on the integration of marine and terrestrial data sets to understand how the monsoon changes with time. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed papers and has acted as lead editor on two other books, as well as a special collection concerning the monsoon for Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. He is co-leader of IGCP 476 �onsoons and Tectonics�

Alan Plumb is Professor of Meteorology and Director of the Program in Oceans, Atmospheres, and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an editor of Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and of Pure and Applied Geophysics and has published approximately 100 peer reviewed papers, as well as co-editing one previous book and co-authoring an undergraduate textbook on The Circulation of the Atmosphere and Ocean (in press).

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. The meteorology of monsoons; 2. Controls on the Asian monsoon over tectonic timescales; 3. Monsoon evolution on tectonic timescales; 4. Monsoon evolution on orbital timescales; 5. Erosional impact of the Asian monsoon; 6. The late Holocene monsoon and human society; References; Index.

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