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Keywords:

  • Indian summer monsoon;
  • East Asian summer monsoon;
  • interannual variability;
  • trend

Abstract

We report on model experiments that support the hypothesis that the second mode of variability of the East Asian Summer Monsoon is influenced by the variability of the Indian Summer Monsoon. The results suggest that the recent trend towards drier conditions in northern China in summer is, at least partly, a consequence of the synchronous drying trend over India in summer noted by some authors.