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Definitions Of Monsoon Indices
  1. Webster-Yang monsoon index (U850-U200 averaged over 0-20oN, 40oE-110oE)
    Webster, P.J., and S.Yang, 1992: Monsoon and ENSO: Selectively interactive
    systems. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 118, 877-926.

  2. Australian monsoon index (U850 averaged over 2.5oS-15oS, 110oE-150oE)
    Hung, C.-W, and M. Yanai, 2004: Factors contributing to the onset of the
    Australian summer monsoon. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 130, 739-758.

  3. South Asian monsoon index (V850-V200 averaged over 10oN-30oN, 70oE-110oE)
    Goswami, B. N., B. Krishnamurthy, and H. Annamalai, 1999: A broad-scale
    circulation index for interannual variability of the Indian summer monsoon.
    Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 125, 611-633.

  4. Dynamic Indian monsoon index (U850 (5oN-15oN, 40oE-80oE) - (U850 20oN-30oN, 70oE-90oE))
    Wang, B., and Z. Fan, 1999: Choice of south Asian summer monsoon indices.
    Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, 629-638.

  5. East Asian - Western North Pacific monsoon index (U850 (5oN-15oN, 90oE-130oE) - U850 (20oN-30oN, 110oE-140oE))
    Wang, B., Z. Wu, J. Li, J. Liu, C.-P. Chang, Y. Ding, and G. Wu, 2008: How to
    measure the strength of the East Asian summer monsoon.
    J. Climate, 21, 4449-4463.

  6. East Asia monsoon index
    Li, J., and Q. Zeng, 2002: A unified monsoon index.
    Geophys. Res. Lett.,29, NO. 8, 1274, 10.1029/2001GL013874.

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