Changes of Precipitation Patterns (Frequency and Intensity) in Monsoon Asia Associated with Global Warming(2/2)

Project Details


The monsoon Asia, the most populated region on earth nowadays, has aclear wet-dry-season feature as well as frequent alternatives of drought andflood events. Therefore, understanding changes of precipitation pattern in thepast and future over Monsoon Asia is not just an issue of great scientificinterest, but can also serve as a foundation for assessing meteorologicaldisasters and planning agriculture development by those countries locating inthis region. In this project, the high-resolution APHRODITE griddedprecipitation dataset will be employed as a major basis, along with severalatmosphere and ocean reanalysis datasets, to examine the changes of strongprecipitation (>90 percentile) and extreme precipitation (> 99 percentile)events in Monsoon Asia over the past 50+ years. Some popular climatediagnostic methods (e.g., singular value decomposition, moisture budget) arealso utilized to explore the possible physical mechanisms responsible forsuch changes.
Effective start/end date1/08/1630/09/17

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • global warming
  • climate diagnostic
  • precipitation intensity
  • precipitation frequency


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