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Chen, W., Z. Guan, H. Yang, and Q. Xu, 2020: East Asian-Australian monsoon variations and their impacts on regional climate during boreal summer. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 283-297. Abstract with highlights

Plain Language Summary: The East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) and the Australian winter monsoon (AWM) are two important components of the Asian-Australian monsoon system during boreal summer. Our results demonstrate that AWM and EASM are closely related to each other even after ENSO and IOD signals are filtered out. When the Australian winter monsoon is anomalously strong, the cold Australian High and the WPSH both intensify and the East Asian summer monsoon becomes stronger to the south of 30oN. The simultaneous variations of these two monsoons would have remarkable impacts on climate in the Asian-Australian region.