Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research

The North American monsoon system

R. Wayne Higgins, Art Douglas, Andrea Hahmann, E. Hugo Berberry, Dave Gutzler, W. James Shuttleworth, David Stensrud, Jorge Amador, Rit Carbone, Miguel Cortez, Michael Douglas, Rene Lobato, Jose Meitin, Chester Ropelewski, Jae Schemm, Siegfried Schubert, Chidong Zhang

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Abstract

The overall goal of Pan American CLIVAR Research on the North American Monsoon System is to determine the sources and limits of predictability of warm season precipitation over North America, with emphasis on time scales ranging up to seasonal-to-interannual. To achieve this goal, several research objectives have been identified including (1) a better understanding of the key components of the monsoon system and their temporal and spatial variability, (2) a better understanding of the role of this system within the global water cycle, (3) improved observational data sets, and (4) improved simulation and monthly-to-seasonal prediction of the monsoon and regional water resources. The purpose of this paper is to review the recent progress made towards achieving these objectives and to highlight some of the future challenges based on gaps in our understanding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-65
Number of pages37
JournalAtmosfera
Volume16
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Monsoon
  • Precipitation

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  • Atmospheric Science

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Higgins, R. W., Douglas, A., Hahmann, A., Berberry, E. H., Gutzler, D., Shuttleworth, W. J., ... Zhang, C. (2003). Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research: The North American monsoon system. Atmosfera, 16(1), 29-65.

Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research : The North American monsoon system. / Higgins, R. Wayne; Douglas, Art; Hahmann, Andrea; Berberry, E. Hugo; Gutzler, Dave; Shuttleworth, W. James; Stensrud, David; Amador, Jorge; Carbone, Rit; Cortez, Miguel; Douglas, Michael; Lobato, Rene; Meitin, Jose; Ropelewski, Chester; Schemm, Jae; Schubert, Siegfried; Zhang, Chidong.

In: Atmosfera, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 29-65.

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Higgins, RW, Douglas, A, Hahmann, A, Berberry, EH, Gutzler, D, Shuttleworth, WJ, Stensrud, D, Amador, J, Carbone, R, Cortez, M, Douglas, M, Lobato, R, Meitin, J, Ropelewski, C, Schemm, J, Schubert, S & Zhang, C 2003, 'Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research: The North American monsoon system', Atmosfera, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 29-65.
Higgins RW, Douglas A, Hahmann A, Berberry EH, Gutzler D, Shuttleworth WJ et al. Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research: The North American monsoon system. Atmosfera. 2003 Jan 1;16(1):29-65.
Higgins, R. Wayne ; Douglas, Art ; Hahmann, Andrea ; Berberry, E. Hugo ; Gutzler, Dave ; Shuttleworth, W. James ; Stensrud, David ; Amador, Jorge ; Carbone, Rit ; Cortez, Miguel ; Douglas, Michael ; Lobato, Rene ; Meitin, Jose ; Ropelewski, Chester ; Schemm, Jae ; Schubert, Siegfried ; Zhang, Chidong. / Progress in Pan American CLIVAR research : The North American monsoon system. In: Atmosfera. 2003 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 29-65.
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