MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar Series (MASS) - Simona Bordoni (Caltech)
MASS Seminar: 'Revisiting the role of the Tibetan Plateau on the South and East Asian monsoons'
Land-sea thermal contrast and heating of the atmosphere over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) have long been considered fundamental drivers of the large-scale Asian monsoon circulation. Recent studies have challenged this prevailing view by suggesting that monsoons can occur even in the absence of zonal inhomogeneities in the lower boundary, and that the TP might be acting more as a barrier between the… Show more
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