Phy 6213 Tropical Meteorology Credit - 3

Features in tropics: Radiative process in the tropics, tropical circulation, trade winds, Hadley cell, Walker cell, equatorial trough, tropical convection, precipitation and its variability, ITCZ, easterly waves, convective systems, tropical cyclones.

Monsoon: Causes of monsoon, key elements of Asian summer and winter monsoons, onset and withdrawal of monsoon, active and break phases, monsoon trough, monsoon depression; Intra-seasonal and inter-annual variabilities of monsoon rainfall and its prediction; Monsoon characteristics over different global regions.