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Xue, F., and F. Fan, 2019: Role of local air-sea interaction in a significant correlation of convective activity in the western Pacific warm pool between June and August. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97, https://doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2019-054.
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Plain Language Summary: A significant correlation of convective activity over the western Pacific warm pool between June and August is detected while the correlations between other summer months are not significant. The consistent anomalies in June and August usually occur during the years with strong warm pool convection. Moreover, two prerequisites are necessary for this consistent anomaly, i.e., a higher sea surface temperature (SST) over the warm pool during the preceding spring and a relatively weak El Niño and Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

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