On the vagaries of the Indian southwest monsoon

I. Subbaramayya, M.S. Rao

Abstract



A comprehensive review of the more recent work done on the vagaries of the southwest monsoon with special emphasis on the break monsoon and interannual variations is presented here. Importance of the northern hemispheric middle latitude forcing for the failure of the monsoon is stressed and a brief review of the southern oscillation and El Nino and their effect on the Indian summer monsoon is also given

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