Weather and Climate Systems

Changes in Climate over Southeast Asia and Adjacent Regions: Response to and Feedback on Global Climate Change

Song Yang
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

22 April 2015, 3:00 PM

National Weather Center, Room 5600
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

El NiƱo-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the large-scale Asian monsoon are the two important systems/phenomena that exert significant impacts on the world's climate. In the past decades, both ENSO and the monsoon have experienced long-term changes, leading to climate change signals over Southeast Asia and its adjacent regions. However, the climate over Southeast Asia and its adjacent regions is also influenced by other factors. On the other hand, the signals of the regional climate change also influence larger-scale climate. Advanced tools are applied to reveal the characteristics, processes, and causes of the regional climate change. Various feedback processes and predictability of the regional climate change and the physical mechanisms for the influence of the regional climate change on larger-scale climate are also discussed.

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