Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00pm
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HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Harvard Climate Seminar

"The Tibetan Plateau and East Asian Banded Precipitation" with Inez Fung, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth & Planetary Science, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley.

The concept of the “Asian monsoon” masks the existence of two separate summer rainfall regimes:  convective storms over India, Bangladesh and Nepal (the South Asian monsoon) and banded rainfall over China, Japan and Korea (East Asian monsoon).  Here we focus on the East Asian summer monsoon, and present analysis of its precipitation variability over the past 50 years.  Emphasis will be placed on the deflection of the jet stream downstream of the Tibetan Plateau and its role in changing precipitation patterns.

Contact Name: 

Sabinna Cappo

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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