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The steady enhancement of the Australian Summer Monsoon in the last 200 years

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Gallego, David and García Herrera, Ricardo and Peña Ortiz, Cristina and Ribera, Pedro (2017) The steady enhancement of the Australian Summer Monsoon in the last 200 years. Scientific reports, 7 . ISSN 2045-2322

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-16414-1


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A new bicentennial series of the Australian monsoon strength based on historical wind observations has allowed for the assessment of the variability of this system since the early 19th century. Our series covers a period in which the scarcity of meteorological observations in the area had precluded the evaluation of long-term climatic trends. Results indicate that the increase in precipitation over Northern Australia reported for the last 60 years is just a manifestation of a much longer lasting trend related to the strengthening of the Australian monsoon that has been occurring since at least 1816.


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© 2017 Springer Nature Limited. This research was funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad through the projects CGL2013-44530-P and CGL2014-51721-REDT. NCEP Reanalysis, 20CR and GPCC Precipitation data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/. Support for the Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project version 2c dataset is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office. ICOADS data provided by the NCAR/UCAR Research Data Archive, from their Web site at https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds548.0/. ERA-20c data provided by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, from their Web site at http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/era20c-daily/. Darwin precipitation provided by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Reanalysis project; Global monsson; Variability; Rainfall; Tropics; Trends; Index; Record; Cliwoc
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
ID Code:61807
Deposited On:02 Sep 2020 11:41
Last Modified:03 Sep 2020 07:21

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