Linkages between the South and East Asian summer monsoons: a review and revisit
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The relationship between the South Asia monsoon (SAM) and the East Asia monsoon (EAM) possibly modulated by both external forcings and internal dynamics has been a long-standing and controversial issue in climate sciences. This study reviews their linkages as revealed in modern records and model simulations during the past, present and future, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the key mechanisms controlling the diversity of the SAM–EAM relationship. Particular attention is paid to several external forcings that modulate the relationship, including El Niño and Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole mode (IODM), boreal summer teleconnections, and Eurasian snow extent on intraseasonal to interdecadal timescales. The major focus is placed on two integral views of the inter-connection between the two monsoon systems: one is the positive inter-correlation, which is associated with decaying El Niño and developing Indian Ocean sea surface temperature (SST) warming anomalies; the other is the negative inter-correlation, resulting from developing El Niño and western Pacific SST cooling. The IODM mode also has a delayed impact on the negative connection by modulating Eurasian snow cover. The observed evidence reveals that the recent intensification of the negative relationship is attributable to the strengthening of the zonal SST gradient along the Indian Ocean, western Pacific, and eastern Pacific. Analysis of experiments in the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project further indicates a possibility for the negative linkage to be further enhanced under anthropogenic global warming with considerable interdecadal modulation in mid and late twenty-first century.
KeywordsSouth Asia monsoon East Asia monsoon El Nino and Southern oscillation Indian Ocean Dipole mode Interannual variability Interdecadal variability
The Asian summer monsoon (ASM) consists of three sub-systems: the South Asian monsoon (SAM), East Asian monsoon (EAM), and western North Pacific (WNP) monsoon (WNPM) (Wang et al. 2001; Wang and Lin 2002; Hong et al. 2005; Chang et al. 2005; Wang and Ding 2008; Clift and Plumb 2008; Lee et al. 2014a, b; Hsu et al. 2014), as shown in Fig. 1. Different from the WNPM that is an oceanic monsoon system, the SAM and EAM are continental monsoon components (Li et al. 2005) and, thus, directly affect about 60% of the world populations’ day-to-day life. The SAM is a part of the tropical monsoon system that essentially lies between the seasonal migration boundaries of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) (An et al. 2014). On the other hand, the EAM is influenced by not only tropical monsoon and the WNP subtropical high (WNPSH) but also disturbances over mid-latitudes (Tao and Chen 1987; Kang et al. 1999). Therefore, the structure, main components, and seasonality of the EAM are largely independent of the SAM. Nonetheless, they interact with each other through energy exchange, low-frequency wave propagation, and moisture transport (Zhu et al. 1986; Zhang 1999, 2001; Ding and Wang 2005).
Many studies have been performed to ascertain linkages among the Asian monsoon subcomponents and distinct features of each subcomponent (e.g., Flohn 1958, 1960; Gao 1992; Kripalani and Kulkarni 1997, 2001; Lau and Wu 2001; Dai et al. 2002; Wang et al. 2003; Greatbatch et al. 2013; Lee et al. 2013a, b, 2017; Wei et al. 2014; Chu et al. 2017). Because the regional monsoons are modulated by diverse external forcings and internal dynamics, SAM and EAM are significantly correlated at certain times but tend to vary independently at other times (Kripalani and Kulkarni 2001; Wu 2002; Wu and Wang 2002). The aspects of the strong and weak coupling between the two regional monsoons have been respectively referred to as the “connection” and “independence” of the subsystems, respectively (Tao and Chen 1987; Qian and Yang 2000). The “connection” is seen in the in-phase or out-of-phase relationship between SAM and EAM on intraseasonal, interannual to interdecadal timescales. Recent progress in the study of the connection has been made with a focus on the impacts of external forcings, such as the El Niño and Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Indian Ocean Dipole mode (IODM), atmospheric teleconnection pattern, and Eurasian snow extent. This has provided a better understanding of the mechanism, characteristics, multi-scale variability, and major external forcings modulating the relationship (Chen et al. 2006; Ding et al. 2011; Yun et al. 2014; Wu 2017).
To better understand and elucidate variabilities in the ASM subcomponents across time scales is of great importance in the monsoon climate research community. Recent review papers have summarized and discussed the climate variations at intraseasonal to interdecadal and longer timescales (e.g., He et al. 2007; Wang et al. 2010; Ha et al. 2012, Hsu et al. 2014; An et al. 2014; Wu 2017; Lee et al. 2017). However, in spite of the previous discoveries, many features regarding the connection and independence between the two monsoon systems are not well clarified. Therefore, we review and revisit the linkages between the SAM and EAM. Note that this study only focuses on the linkages in the modern era for which there are relatively reliable observations, and excludes the studies of the pre twentieth century variability. Our main objectives are to: (1) synthesize the linkages between the SAM and EAM in the past, present, and future by reviewing previous studies; (2) better understand the physical mechanisms controlling the variety and long-term changes in the linkages, and (3) provide a comprehensive explanation of the interdecadal changes in the relationship between the two monsoon subsystems in recent decades.
2 Description of data and experiments
We used five monthly precipitation datasets as follows: (1) the Center for Climate Prediction (CPC) Merged analysis of precipitation (CMAP) with a 2.5 × 2.5° spatial resolution (Xie and Arkin 1997) for 1979–2014, (2) Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) data with a horizontal resolution of 2.5° by 2.5° for 1979–2014 (Huffman et al. 2001), (3) the Climate Research Unit (CRU) monthly precipitation (land only) version 3.23 of high resolution gridded data for 1901–2014 (Harris et al. 2014), (4) Seoul precipitation combined with a compiled daily rainfall dataset based on the Chukwookee records (1778–1907) (Jhun and Moon 1997) and Seoul station data obtained from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) (1908–2014), and (5) All-India monsoon rainfall (AIMR) data (land only, available at http://www.tropmet.res.in) integrated from 36 stations for 1871–2014. For sea surface temperature (SST), the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) Hadley Centre Sea Ice and Sea Surface Temperature (HadISST) data (Rayner et al. 2003) with a 1.0 × 1.0° spatial resolution are used. The monthly mean fields of geopotential height and wind at pressure levels are obtained from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) Reanalysis data. We combined datasets of the ECMWF Reanalysis data (ERA-40) from 1958 to 1978 (Uppala et al. 2005) and ECMWF Interim reanalysis data (ERA-I) from 1979 to 2015 (Dee et al. 2011).
Table 1 summarizes definition of each monsoon index used in this study. For monsoon precipitation index, the areas of SAM, EAM, and WNPM are defined as in the region of (60°E–100°E, 5°N–22.5°N), (110°E–145°E, 25°N–40°N), and (105°N–160°E, 10°N–22.5°N), respectively. Thus, the SAM includes the Indian summer monsoon (ISM) region. The Indian region north of 22.5°N is not included in the definition since rainfall variability over the region tends to have different impacts to the EAM compared with that over the southern part of India. The monsoon precipitation index for the SAM (SAMP) and EAM (EAMP) is identified as area-averaged precipitation anomalies over the SAM and EAM region, respectively. The monsoon circulation index for the SAM (SAMI), EAM (EAMI), and WNPM (WNPMI) is also used: The SAMI is defined by differences between the 850-hPa zonal wind averaged over the southern part of the SAM region (40°E–80°E, 5°N–15°N) and that over the northern part (60°E–90°E, 20°N–30°N) (Wang et al. 2004). The EAMI is defined by the intensity of zonal and meridional wind speed at 850-hPa averaged over the EAM region (127.5°E–147.5°E, 32.5°N–37.5°N) (Ha et al. 2005). The WNPMI is defined by differences between the 850-hPa zonal wind averaged over the southern part of the WNP region (100°E–130°E, 5°N–15°N) and that over the northern part (110°E–140°E, 20°N–30°N) (Wang and Fan 1999). The CRU and AIMR data are over land only while GPCP and CMAP cover land and ocean.
Monsoon region and definition of precipitation and circulation indices used in this study
60°E–100°E, 5°N–22.5°N [area averaged precipitation during boreal summer (JJA)]
Yun et al. (2014)
110°E–145°E, 25°N–40°N [area averaged precipitation during boreal summer (JJA)]
Yun et al. (2014)
Wang et al. (2015)
105°E–160°E, 10°N–22.5°N [area averaged precipitation during boreal summer (JJA)]
Wang et al. (2015)
U850 (40°E–80°E, 5°N–15°N)-U850 (60°E–90°E, 20°N–30°N)
Wang et al. (2004)
(U8502 + V8502)1/2 (127.5°E–147.5°E, 32.5°N–37.5°N)
Ha et al. (2005)
U850 (100°E–130°E, 5°N–15°N)-U850 (110°E–140°E, 20°N–30°N)
Wang and Fan (1999)
2.2 Model experiments
To explain the relative role of different tropical thermal states on the SAM–EAM relationships, a series of atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) experiments were performed using the European Centre Hamburg model (ECHAM) version 4.6 from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany. The ECHAM4.6 model is a global spectral model, with triangular truncation at wave number 42 and a 19-level hybrid sigma-pressure coordinate system. A detailed description of this model is provided in Roeckner et al. (1996). The control experiment was performed using the climatological monthly SST averaged from 1979 to 2011. The sensitivity experiments were performed using different tropical SST forcings over the Indian Ocean (IO), western Pacific (WP), and eastern Pacific (EP). The detail experimental settings with abbreviation of each experiment are presented in Table 2. Figure 2 shows SST distribution prescribed at each experiment. The SST patterns are obtained from projecting the first two empirical orthogonal function (EOF) modes of ASM precipitation variability onto SST anomalies. The first two EOF modes represent the positive and negative connection between the SAM and EAM, respectively (Sect. 3.4). For more significant results, we multiplied the regressed SST value by 2. Each experiment was integrated for 25 years with the annual variation of SST anomalies and then the last 20-year simulation was analyzed.
Abbreviation of individual experiments and their experimental design with specified sea surface temperature (SST) forcings in this study using ECHAM4.6
1979–2011 SST climatology
IO warming (40°E–140°E, 15°S–15°N; PC1)
El Nino to La Nina (160°E–100°W, 15°S–15°N; PC1)
IOwm + EPwc
IO warming and El Nino to La Nina
WP cooling (40°E–140°E, 15°S–15°N; PC2)
Developing El Nino (160°E–100°W, 15°S–15°N; PC2)
WPcl + EPwm
WP cooling and developing El Nino
To assess the SAM–EAM relationship under anthropogenic global warming, we use 9 selected coupled models’ experiments in the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) based on Preethi et al. (2017). Two experiments are investigated. One is the historical run from 1850 to 2005 and the other is the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 from 2006 to 2100. The RCP 4.5 run assumes that radiative forcing will increase and then stabilize at about 4.5 Wm-2 after 2100 and is chosen as a central scenario in CMIP5 (Taylor et al. 2012). The CMIP5 models have been downloaded from http://cmip-pcmdi.llnl.gov/cmip5. Refer Preethi et al. (2017) for detail information of 9 CMIP5 model used in this study.
3 SAM and EAM
3.1 Climatological characteristics
Figure 3 shows the climatological 5-day mean precipitation over the SAM and EAM. Along the SAM sector (60°E–100°E), a gradual northward propagation of the rain band from the Southern Hemisphere (SH) to the Indian subcontinent is evident from April to July and a retreat to the south is evident after early September. The Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau block the northward migration of rain band around 30°N. On the contrary, along the EAM sector (110°E–145°E), the seasonal variations undergo a sudden shift in rainfall from the SH to the Northern Hemisphere (NH) tropics and from NH tropics to the EAM region during May. From May to August, the rain band slowly migrates northward in the NH subtropics and EAM region reaching up to 25°N and 40°N, respectively. Another noteworthy difference in the two longitude bands is the prominent presence of the ITCZ in the SH (10°S–eq.) over the Indian longitudes (Fig. 3a) but its near absence over the WP between July and September (Fig. 3b). Over the Indian longitudes, an enhanced (suppressed) convection over the oceanic equatorial zone is associated with suppressed (enhanced) convection over the continental region (15°N–25°N: Sikka and Gadgil 1980). Furthermore, while the northward progression of the oceanic convective zone, the ITCZ, reaches up to 30°N over the Indian longitudes, it only reaches up to 20°N over the WP region.
3.2 Interannual to interdecadal linkages: a review
The connection between the SAM and EAM has been recognized at timescales ranging from intraseasonal (e.g., Kripalani et al. 1997; Ding and Wang 2007) to interannual (e.g., Krishnan and Sugi 2001; Wu 2002; Wu et al. 2003; Ding and Wang 2005) to interdecadal (e.g., Kripalani and Kulkarni 2001; Yun et al. 2014). In many cases of previous studies, the SAM is defined by all Indian monsoon rainfall and EAM defined by either North China or Yangtze River/Korea/Japan. Thus, it should be careful to interpret the SAM–EAM relationship from previous papers. In this study, EAM mainly refers the region of Yangtze River/Korea/Japan. In general, rainfall variability over North China has a negative relationship with that over EAM defined here.
At interannual timescales, it has been reported that the SAM has an out-of-phase (negative) relationship with the EAM but an in-phase (positive) relationship with the rainfall variability over northern China in the modern record (Guo and Wang 1988; Kripalani and Singh 1993; Hu and Nitta 1996; Kripalani et al. 2002; Kim et al. 2002; Wu 2002; Wu et al. 2003; Ding and Wang 2005; Ding et al. 2011; Lee et al. 2013b, 2014a) and in proxy record during Holocene (An et al. 2000; Chen et al. 2008; Wang et al. 2010). Several studies have argued that the variability of the SAM drives that of the EAM (e.g., Wu 2002; Wu et al. 2003; Greatbatch et al. 2013). Zhang (1999, 2001) claimed that the impact of the SAM on the rainfall over North China is through the transportation of water vapor from the Indian region. The Key mechanisms on the connection proposed are (1) the east–west shift of the South Asian High (SAH) (Tao and Zhu 1964; Wei et al. 2014), (2) modulation by the WNPSM (Cao et al. 2012; Chowdary et al. 2013; Bandgar et al. 2014), and (3) a mid-latitude circulation pattern over the Asian continent (Krishnan and Sugi 2001; Wu 2002; Wu et al. 2003; Greatbatch et al. 2013). The SAM tends to affect the EAM via the east–west shift of the SAH exhibiting the tripolar pattern of the summer rainfall anomalies over China (Wei et al. 2014). On the contrary, some others have claimed possibility for the EAM or WNPSM to modulate the SAM variability. Jin and Chen (1982) suggested that the EAM system significantly affects the SAM system, and that the SAM does not significantly affect the EAM system. Chowdary et al. (2013) and Bandgar et al. (2014) also suggested that the WNPSH influences the SAM. By using an index to quantify the interface between the SAM and EAM, Cao et al. (2012) found that the WNPSH as a major factor for the EAM variability, plays an important role in the negative relationship between the SAM and EAM. In addition, intrinsic atmospheric circulation pattern over the mid-latitude may play a certain role on the connection, particularly over land (Wu 2002; Wu et al. 2003; Greatbatch et al. 2013). It is important to further note that the connection is not steady throughout the modern period. For example, the correlation between Indian and North China summer rainfall experienced a significant change around the late 1970s (Wu 2017). Their positive correlation was very high reaching up to 0.8 during 1950s and 1960s but has decreased considerably after the late 1970s.
At interdecadal timescales, the SAM and EAM rainfall has exhibited alternate regimes of above- and below-normal rainfall with lasting time scale of about 30 years. The turning points between regimes for China follow those of India a decade later. Kripalani and Kulkarni (2001) suggested that the SAM plays a role in modulating the decadal variability of the summer monsoon rainfall over North China. However, a recent study of Li and Leung (2013) showed that the interdecadal summer precipitation variability in China is related to the Arctic spring warming. It has been also recently reported that the rainfall over the Indian monsoon rainfall, particularly over the northeast part, and northern China has a declining trend (Bollasina and Nigam 2008; Bollasina et al. 2011) but that over the Yangzte-Huai River valley and South Korea has an increasing trend (Kripalani et al. 2002; Choi et al. 2010; Preethi et al. 2016). The difference in the trends has led to an intensification of the SAM-EAM contrast during last three decades (Yun et al. 2014).
3.3 Interannaul to interdecadal linkages: a revisit
The above reviews on previous studies indicate that deficiencies remain in understanding the SAM–EAM relationship. Thus, this study revisits this issue and investigates the SAM–EAM relationship with existing long-term datasets available in the modern record. We use both monsoon rainfall and circulation indices for the analysis of the relationship. Analysis of the several datasets reveals that the SAM–EAM rainfall relationship on interannual timescale is generally not significant and exhibits notable interdecadal variation (Fig. 4). In addition, different datasets and variables tend to provide different results.
We first analyze the AIMR and Seoul rainfall, those are the two longest observed rainfall records, as the proxy of SAM and EAM, respectively. It is found that the relationship between two rainfall data on interannual timescale is not stable in the past. The 17-year moving correlation coefficient between the AIMR and Seoul rainfall for the last 144 years of 1871–2014 indicates that their negative relationship is statistically significant just during 1930s and 1940s (black line in Fig. 4a). In addition, significant negative value is not shown in the moving correlation coefficient between the AIMR and EAMP obtained from CRU (blue line in Fig. 4a) during 1901–2014. Although not significant, there is an increasing trend in the negative correlation during the last two decades. If we substitute the EAMP calculated from either GPCP (red line) or CMAP (green line) data for Seoul rainfall, the negative correlation has appeared to be significant during the last 30 years.
We then analyze the EAMP and SAMP relationship using several datasets with available time period including CRU (land only), GPCP and CMAP (both land and ocean). Analysis of the CRU land rainfall data indicates that the EAMP and SAMP relationship has exhibited considerable interdecadal variation for the 114 years of 1901–2014 and is significantly negative in 1990s and 2000s (Fig. 4b). The negative relationship during recent two decades (1990–2010) is also noted in the SAMP–EAMP correlation coefficient of −0.28 based on GPCP data. However, the correlation obtained from CMAP data is just −0.13 and insignificant.
Taking into account the inconsistent relationship among datasets and variables, we calculate the temporal correlation coefficient (r) among the monsoon precipitation and circulation indices for 1990–2010 (Table 3) and note several interesting aspects. For circulation index, ERA data is used and for precipitation index, GPCP and CMAP (value in parentheses) data are used. First, the EAMP–EAMI correlation is much higher than the SAMP–SAMI correlation during the recent period. While the SAMI has a moderate negative relationship with EAMP, the EAMI shows an insignificant negative correlation with SAMP. Second, WNPMI is highly correlated with EAMP (r = −0.60 and −0.52 using GPCP and CMAP, respectively). Further analysis indicates that the role of WNPM circulation (or WNPSH) on both SAM and EAM has enhanced during recent few decades (not shown). This result strongly supports the previous finding of Cao et al. (2012) that the WNPSH plays an important role in the SAM-EAM connection.
Temporal correlation coefficients (TCCs) among South Asian monsoon (SAM) and East Asian monsoon (EAM) rainfall and circulation indices for the period of 1979–2013
To verify spatial consistency in the SAM–EAM relationship, we analyze spatial distribution of the correlation coefficients between rainfall time series over the entire Asia including ocean and the EAMP index for 1901–2014 and for 1979–2014 (Fig. 5). It is noted that the EAMP index well represents the interannual variability of monsoon rainfall over the entire EAM region used in this study for not only the recent few decades, but also the last 114 years. On the other hand, its relationship over the SAM region is not stable and spatially varying. The EAM has a positive correlation (in-phase relationship) over some part of SAM region defined in this study whereas a negative correlation (out-of-phase relationship) over the northern part of India and Myanmar, north of 15°N. Thus, there may be cancellation of relationship when the SAMP index is calculated by averaging summer rainfall over the SAM region. Nonetheless, the weak negative correlation between SAMP and EAMP in various datasets during recent few decades shown in Fig. 4b indicates that the negative relationship of EAMP with rainfall over the northern part of SAMP should be more dominant than its positive relationship with rainfall over the southern part of SAMP. Figure 5c, d further indicate that the EAMP variability is significantly correlated with the WNPM/WNPSH variability, supporting the aforementioned role of WNPSH on the SAM–EAM connection drawn from Table 3. The weak negative correlation of local summer rainfall with EAMP over the northern part of India and Myanmar is likely associated with the westward extension of WNPSM variability.
To sum up, the SAM–EAM relationship on interannual timescale is generally moderate or insignificant with considerable interdecadal modulation and the estimated relationship is highly inconsistent among datasets and variables. It is suggested that the WNPM/WNPSH system may play a role in modulating the SAM and EAM relationship during recent few decades. The next subsection discusses the reason why the SAM–EAM negative relationship previously noted is not clearly detected in this study.
3.4 Connections associated with the major modes of ASM variability
In this section, we suggest that the in-phase and out-of-phase relationships of SAM–EAM appear in association with the two major modes of the ASM variability (Yun et al. 2014; Wang et al. 2015). To investigate the dominant modes of the ASM variability, EOF analysis is applied to boreal summer (JJA) precipitation over the entire Asia region (50°E–150°E, eq.–50°N) for 1979–2015 using CMAP data (Fig. 6).
The first (EOF1) and second EOF mode (EOF2) explain approximately 20.06 and 12.56%, respectively, of the total ASM variance. The EOF1 features the zonally oriented wet and dry belts in the subtropics. During its positive phase, precipitation anomaly is positive over the Yangtze River Valley, around Japan (~35°N), and the western Arabian Sea, but negative over the WP and the South China Sea (Fig. 6a). In contrast, the main special characteristics of EOF2 include (1) the negative precipitation anomaly belt over the WP, Maritime Continent (MC), and the southern Bay of Bengal and positive anomaly over the northern Bay of Bengal, equatorial WP, and southern Korea during its positive phase (Fig. 6b). Therefore, the EOF1 provides the positive relationship between the EAM and SAM, but the EOF2 is responsible for their negative correlation. The first two modes are not completely statistically separated each other but they are independent of the third EOF mode (not shown). These two major modes correspond to those of Liu et al. (2008), Sun et al. (2010) and Wang et al. (2015). The two modes together explain more than 20% of the total precipitation variability over the SAM and EAM.
We investigate the association of the first two major ASM modes with regional monsoon rainfall/circulation indices. Table 4 presents the correlation coefficients between the first and second principal component time series and monsoon indices. In terms of precipitation, the EOF1 has a significant positive correlation with both SAMP and EAMP but the EOF2 exhibits a moderate negative correlation with the SAMP. On the other hand, in terms of circulation, the EOF1 and EOF2 have a significant positive correlation with the EAMI and the EOF2 and SAMI has a moderate negative correlation. It is interesting to note that the EOF1 time variation is highly correlated with the WNPMI (r = −0.88). To sum up, the in-phase SAM and EAM relationship tends to be associated with the EOF1 when they have out-of-phase relationship with WNPM. However, the EOF2 provides moderate out-of-phase relationship of the two monsoon systems.
TCCs between the first two EOF modes and Monsoon indices using ERA for the period of 1979–2013
4 Physical basis of the relationship
4.1 Developing ENSO
Many previous studies have paid more attention to the negative SAM–EAM relationship than their positive connection (Kripalani and Singh 1993; Hu and Nitta 1996; Kripalani et al. 2002; Kim et al. 2002; Ding and Wang 2005; Ding et al. 2011; Lee et al. 2013a, b). The negative connection is primarily attributable to the developing phase of the ENSO (Hu et al. 2005; Wang et al. 2015) and/or accomplished through a wave-type anomalous circulation over mid-latitude Asia (e.g., Kripalani et al. 1997; Krishnan and Sugi 2001; Wang et al. 2001; Wu 2002; Wu et al. 2003; Ding and Wang 2005, 2007; Ogasawara and Kawamura 2008 and many others). It is shown from Fig. 7f–j that the negative connection tends to be associated with the EOF2 of ASM variability mainly during the developing ENSO phase.
Ding and Wang (2005) demonstrated that the negative connection is the major component of circumglobal teleconnection pattern (CGT) along the upper-level westerly jet. The CGT wave pattern is mainly driven by the SAM rainfall, while the zonally symmetric pattern of the CGT is generated by the developing ENSO. It has been shown that the CGT wave pattern has weakened after the 1970s (Wang et al. 2012).
4.2 Decaying ENSO
The positive SAM–EAM relationship is mainly influenced by a wave propagating over Tropics along the lower-level monsoon westerly (Wang et al. 2001, 2013, Hsu and Lin 2007; Liu et al. 2008; Yun et al. 2008, 2010; Lee et al. 2011a, b, 2013) that preferentially occurs during the decaying phase of the ENSO (Ding et al. 2010; Lee et al. 2011a, b; Wang et al. 2013, 2015; Chen et al. 2016; Ha et al. 2017). The tropical teleconnection is called the western North Pacific–North America (WPNA) pattern, including the WPSH as an important factor bridging the SAM and EAM climate (Wang et al. 2001; Kosaka et al. 2013; Lee et al. 2013a, b).
Note that the EOF1 of ASM variability is accompanied by the decaying El Niño and developing warm SST anomalies in the tropical IO and MC (Fig. 7a–e). The geopotential height fields at 850-hPa during JJA show a prominent low-level anticyclone over the subtropical WNP and North Pacific, and a dominant low-level cyclone over Japan and Korea. This circulation pattern captures a wave train in the meridional direction from the WNP to the north of Japan and a westward extended North Pacific subtropical high (NPSH), called the WNPSH. This pattern resembles the Pacific-Japan (PJ) pattern previously suggested by Nitta (1987) and Huang and Wu (1989). Ding et al. (2010) reported that persistent IO SST warming plays an important role in modulating the WNPSH and EAM circulation by affecting the formation of anomalous WNPSH. Lau and Wu (2001) suggested that the strong monsoon-ENSO connection tends to occur with a pronounced 2-year polarity switch in basin-scale SST anomalies, i.e., the transition phases, and that therefore, the monsoon-ENSO relationship needs to be considered in pairs of years with respect to the evolution of the SST. The IO and MC SST warming after the mature phase of the El Niño is a delayed response to remote El Niño forcing through the atmospheric bridge. These anomalies are located to the west and southwest of the WNPSH. Li et al. (2007) argued that the two subtropical highs over the south IO and WNP play a crucial role in linking the Asian monsoon to the ENSO. The relationship between the EOF1 and monsoon indices in Table 4 indicates that the EOF 1 and associated WNPSH variability play a critical role on the positive SAM–EAM relationship during recent three decades.
4.3 IODM and Eurasian snow
It has been suggested that the IODM (Saji et al. 1999) has an impact on global climate, including the regional monsoon variability over the SAM and EAM. Recent studies have shown that the impact of IODM is more on the EAM rather than on the SAM (Kripalani and Kulkarni 1999; Kripalani and Kumar 2004; Kripalani et al. 2005, 2010; Kulkarni et al. 2007), but the IODM in fall season (SON) can be affected by the SAM in summer season (JJA) (Kripalani et al. 2010). Thus, the IODM can act as a bridge on the delayed relationship between the SAM and EAM.
Kripalani et al. (2010) demonstrated that the IODM has a significant delayed impact on the EAM. The peak positive phase of the IODM during September–October–November (SON) can suppress the convective activity over the WNP-EAM region in the following summer. Furthermore, the SON IODM can also induce heavy snow over Eastern Eurasia, north of the Korea-Japan peninsula in the following December–January–February (DJF) and March–April–May (MAM) that leads to the transport of cold and dry air from the northern latitudes to the lower latitudes over East Asia. Thus, the footprints of the delayed effect of the IODM can be carried by the snow distribution over eastern Eurasia. Figure 8 indicates that the IODM has a stronger relation with the subsequent snow distribution over Eurasia than the ENSO whereas the IODM and ENSO act cooperatively to affect summer rainfall variability over the WNPM and EAM region (Kripalani et al. 2010).
Figure 9 shows how the Eurasian snow distribution influences the mid-latitude atmospheric circulation affecting the EAM region with the prevailing Rossby wave train emanating from western Eurasia during MAM and JJA after the extreme snow depth event. During JJA, the anomalous anticyclonic circulation tends to advect cold and dry air from the north toward East Asia leading to suppressed convective activity over the EAM region. Figure 10 summarizes the connection between the SAM in preceding summer, IODM in preceding fall, and EAM in following summer. The delayed impact of the IODM on the EAM summer monsoon variability is possibly carried out not only by the Eurasian snow but also SSTs vis the Indonesian through flow. More details are available in Kripalani et al. (2010).
4.4 Relative role of tropical SST forcing in numerical experiments
To demonstrate the relative roles of different tropical thermal states, such as developing and decaying ENSO, a series of numerical model experiments was performed. This subsection summarizes the relative role of tropical SST forcing on the SAM–EAM relationship. The IO, WP, and EP SST forcings were set to twice the combined PC1 and PC2 regressed SST anomalies. Table 2 provides detail information on model experiments and Fig. 2 shows SST distribution prescribed at each AGCM experiment as discussed in Sect. 2.2. It is important to mention that AGCM experiments have an intrinsic limitation on explaining summer monsoon variability in which air-sea interaction plays an essential role (e.g., Wang et al. 2004; Wu and Kirtman 2007). However, it can at least explain forced response to different SST among monsoon variability.
Analysis of model experiments suggest that the IO SST warming anomalies affect active convection over the Bay of Bengal, MC, and EAM region inducing enhanced precipitation over these regions (Fig. 11a). On the contrary, suppressed convection appears over the Bay of Bengal and WNP, induced by the strong WNPSH affected by the remote forcing of the El Niño to La Niña transition (Fig. 11b). Lu and Dong (2001) showed that the suppressed convection over the warm pool is related to the westward extension of the WNPSH. Consequently, remote thermal forcing contributes to the development of the WNPSH, which helps to moisten the EAM region, and IO SST warming provides a favorable condition for an active SAM (Fig. 11c). It is noted that this mechanism tends to amplify both the SAM and EAM precipitation simultaneously in the boreal summer. The ENSO efficiently excites the PJ teleconnection pattern associated with the WNPSH by inducing IO SST anomalies as an initial perturbation (Kosaka et al. 2013; Chowdary et al. 2014).
For the case of negative inter-correlation, either the WP SST cooling anomalies or the EP SST warming anomalies play a role. On one hand, the WP SST cooling anomalies generate a zonal dipole pattern over the IO and MC and a meridional dipole pattern over the WP and EAM region (Fig. 11d). This system is tightly coupled with both the Hadley and Walker circulations, providing favorable condition for an enhancement of WNPSH and increased rainfall over the EAM. On the other hand, the EP SST warming anomalies trigger a strong suppressed convection over the IO and Bay of Bengal and enhanced convection over the equatorial WP that shift the WNPSH northward (Fig. 11e). During El Nino developing summer, the WP cooling and EP warming coexist. They together can provide a favorable condition for the negative SAM–EAM relationship characterized by enhanced convection over the EAM but suppressed convection over the SAM (Fig. 11f). Therefore, the combined effect of the ENSO evolution and the local thermal forcing plays important roles in modulating the WNPSH and exerting the negative SAM–EAM relationship.
5 Discussion and summary
5.1 Recent intensification
Intensification of the negative SAM–EAM connection on interannual timescale and the SAM–EAM contrast on interdecadal timescale has been found in several previous studies (Kim et al. 2002; Kripalani et al. 2002; Yun et al. 2014). Yun et al. (2014) demonstrated the significant recent intensification in the contrast. Figure 12 illustrates the 21-year running mean of the standardized summer monsoon rainfall over South and East Asia for the entire twentieth century using CRU data. The variations appear to be in a phase up to 1980; thereafter, an increase in summer precipitation is indicated over East Asia, while South Asia continues to reel under a declining trend. Incidentally, this diversion of precipitation over South and East Asia appears to commence during the climate shift period around the mid-1970s. To determine whether the amplification of the negative relationship is related to the recent global warming requires a separate investigation. At the interannual and interdecadal timescales, the monsoon contrast is significantly correlated with the variabilities of the zonal SST gradient along the IO, WP, and EP, and is attributed to the recent negative Pacific decadal oscillation (PDO) and mega-La Niña (Fig. 13) (Yun et al. 2014). However, possible impacts of other climate factors (e.g., IODM) on the increasing monsoon contrast cannot be ruled out and it remains an open question.
5.2 Extreme cases
There are several extreme cases showing a negative connection between the SAM and EAM such as in 2009, 2010, and 2013. During the summer of 2009, India suffered one of its worst droughts with a seasonal deficit of 23% (Ratnam et al. 2010), but the EAM region experienced cool and wet conditions. Ha et al. (2012) pointed out that the negative phase of the CGT associated with the considerable deficit of the ISM rainfall excited a strong cold wave train along 35°N–40°N, resulting in cold and wet extremes over the EAM region in 2009 (Fig. 14).
On the contrary, extreme monsoon rains and flooding over Pakistan in 2010 and 2013 were associated with hot and dry conditions over the EAM region and Russia; this is mostly attributable to the excitation of quasi-stationary Rossby waves in 2010 (Barriopedro et al. 2011; Lau and Kim 2012; Webster et al. 2012; Watanabe et al. 2013) and to the modulation in the local Hadley circulation due to a shift in the mid-latitude jet in 2013 (Yun et al. 2014; Imada et al. 2014). Studies on such extreme cases will further help to better understand the SAM–EAM connection.
5.3 Future changes
It is of particular importance to investigate whether the recent intensification of the SAM–EAM contrast will continue under anthropogenic global warming in the future. Experiments in the CMIP5 indicate that the mean and variability of the monsoon precipitation in the SAM and EAM region will significantly increase due to the increase in the amount of greenhouse gases (Lee and Wang 2014; Wang et al. 2014; Lee et al. 2014a, b). However, the precipitation increase is expected to be larger in the EAM region because monsoon circulation will be enhanced in the EAM region but decrease in the SAM region (Wang et al. 2014), as shown in Fig. 15.
By analyzing the CMIP5 experiments, this study further reveals that the negative SAM–EAM relationship will be strengthened with significant interdecadal modulation due to the increase in the amount of greenhouse gases. Figure 16 illustrates the spatial patterns of the correlation coefficients of precipitation at each grid point with the time series of the SAMP index. The spatial pattern shown on the upper left panel is based on the observations (GPCP data), while the pattern on the upper right is based on an ensemble of about 9 selected CMIP5 models (Preethi et al. 2017). In observation, SAMP has a negative relationship with rainfall variability over many part of EAM. However, there is a positive relationship as well over some part of southern China, north of Korea, and Japan that may weakened the SAM–EAM relationship. The CMIP5 models are able to capture the negative relationship between the SAM and EAM but tend to underestimate the negative (positive) correlation with WNPSM (Maritime Continent) rainfall. The bottom panel shows the 11-year running correlation coefficients between the SAMP and EAMP based on simulations of the 19th and the twentieth century and projections for the twenty-first century by an ensemble of 30 CMIP5 models. While the correlation pattern exhibits inter-decadal fluctuations, a noteworthy feature is the intensification of the negative interannual relationship during the twenty-first century implying that a deficient (excess) summer monsoon over South Asia may be accompanied by an excess (deficient) monsoon over East Asia in the future.
This review paper provides a comprehensive view on the inter-connection between the SAM and EAM. Significant emphasis has been placed on the underlying mechanisms modulating the diversity of the SAM–EAM relationship. A variety of statistical and empirical analyses reveal that the primary inter-connection between the SAM and EAM is caused by different external forcings, such as the ENSO, IODM, Eurasian snow, and tropical–extratropical teleconnections. Decaying El Niño and developing IO SST warming anomalies are connected with the WPNA teleconnection pattern, corresponding to the positive inter-correlation between the two monsoon systems. Meanwhile, developing El Niño and developing WP cooling SST anomalies are associated with the CGT pattern and negative inter-connection. The negative inter-connection is also contributed to by the delayed impact of the IODM caused by the modulating Eurasian snow cover. The observation and model experiment results support the hypothesis that the differences in the phase relationship between the SAM and EAM are driven by different tropical SST forcings over the IO, WP, and EP regions. Thus, the inter-correlation between the EAM and SAM might be controlled by the thermal condition over the tropics. Because of the competitive mechanisms, it is very difficult to predict the linkage between the SAM and EAM at interannual and interdecadal timescales. The complex mechanisms have important implications for seasonal climate prediction of summer monsoon precipitation that remains very difficult (Wang et al. 2008, 2009; Lee et al. 2010; Kosaka et al. 2012; Chowdary et al. 2014 and many others). Although the CMIP5 models project an intensification of the negative SAM–EAM relationship in the future, the question of whether and to what extent the inter-connection would have changed under natural climate changes as opposed to anthropogenic climate changes remains a significant unsolved scientific issue.
This work was supported by the Global Research Laboratory (GRL) grant (MEST 2011-0021927) and the research grant (No. 2015R1C1A2A01053980) both funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) from the Korea government (MSIP).
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