GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 1990, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (4): 49-60.doi: 10.11821/yj1990040008

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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE MONSOON RAINFALL OVER CHINA AND THE SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN THE EQUATORIAL EASTERN PACIFIC

Guo Qiyun   

  1. institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Stale Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China
  • Received:1989-09-30 Revised:1990-01-08 Online:1990-12-15 Published:1990-12-15

Abstract: The ralationships between the monsoon rainfall and the sea-surface temperature (SST) in the Equatorial Eastern Pacific are examined based on the thirty-eight-year (1951-1988) data set of sea level pressure maps in the Northern Hemisphere and the rainfall of 160 stations over China in summer (June-August) and winter (Dec.-Feb.).The study shows predominance of the years, in which the monsoon rainfall does not in accordance with the SST year to year. However, the SST anomaly takes a role which can not be ignored in examining the interannual variability of monsoon pressure field over East Asia and the monsoon rainfall in China.

Key words: monsoon rainfall, E1 Nino, sea level pressure field