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Chen, W.-T., C.-M. Wu, W.-M. Tsai, P.-J. Chen, and P.-Y. Chen, 2019: Role of coastal convection to moisture buildup during the South China Sea summer monsoon onset. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97,
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Plain Language Summary: This study investigates the increase of ocean moisture and the occurrence of propagating coastal organized convection during the onset period of the South China Sea (SCS) summer monsoon. The long-term satellite observations and reanalysis are analyzed to derive the statistics of convection systems, moisture, and circulation. Idealized cloud-resolving simulations are carried out to study the response of moisture and convection to the low-level winds.