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Jian, H.-W., W.-T. Chen, P.-J. Chen, C.-M. Wu, and K. I. Rasmussen, 2021: The synoptically- influenced extreme precipitation systems over Asian-Australian monsoon region observed by TRMM Precipitation Radar. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 99, 269-285.
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Plain Language Summary: This study investigates the synoptic-scale flows associated with extreme rainfall systems over the Asian-Australian monsoon region observed by precipitation radar onboard TRMM satellite. The extreme rainfall systems are classified into four categories based on the synoptic flow patterns and the vicinity to coastlines. The spatial-temporal variation of the four categories and their internal structures are examined.