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Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

Fig. 6 | Geoscience Letters

Fig. 6

From: Changing circulation structure and precipitation characteristics in Asian monsoon regions: greenhouse warming vs. aerosol effects

Fig. 6

Schematics showing structural changes in the Asian summer monsoon meridional circulation (MMC), rainfall and cloud processes, as a result of competing influences of enhanced low-level moisture static energy (MSE) and the mid-tropospheric convective barrier (MCB, denoted by dashed brown line) due to tropospheric drying (ΔRH < 0), stemming from adjustment of the large-scale circulation to the Deep Tropical Squeeze (DTS), and regional precipitation–cloud–radiation dynamical feedback processes under (a) GHG warming and (b) combined GHG and aerosol effects. Solid circles denote major changes in the oceanic and adjacent land portion of the MMC. Dashed circles represent anomalous multi-cellular structure over the ASM land regions

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