Introduction: Monsoon definitions, summer monsoon, post-monsoon and winter monsoon, nature of the variability of the Indian summer monsoon – Background about the atmosphere and rotating systems – Convection and rainfall in the tropics, organization over different spatial scales, conditional instability of the first and second kind Active and weak spells, breaks in the monsoon – Basic system responsible for the monsoon – Tropical Convergence Zones (TCZs) and the Indian monsoon – Variation of convection/rainfall over the Ocean: SST-rainfall relationship – Heat lows, TCZ and monsoonal regions of the world – Seasonal transitions (onset and retreat) and climatic clusters – Intraseasonal variation and intraseasonal oscillation – Tropical Oceans: background – El Nino and Southern Oscillation – Indian ocean and the Indian monsoon – Interannual variation of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall: links to events over the Indian and Pacific Ocean – Monsoon variability, agriculture and economy – Monsoon Prediction: problems and prospects

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Course Curriculum

Mod-01 Lec-01 Preamble and Introduction to the Indian Monsoon Details 54:19
Mod-01 Lec-02 Nature of the variability of the Indian Monsoon Details 53:42
Mod-01 Lec-03 Monsoon variability through the eye in the sky, Details 50:10
Mod-02 Lec-04 Background about the atmosphere and rotating systems Details 48:2
Mod-03 Lec-05 Rainfall and clouds over the tropics Details 52:12
Mod-03 Lec-06 Organization of clouds over mesoscale, synoptic scale and planetary scales Details 50:56
Mod-04 Lec-07 The Indian monsoon: is it a gigantic land-sea breeze? Details 50:45
Mod-04 Lec-08 Monsoons and the seasonal variation of tropical circulation and rainfall Details 51:24
Mod-04 Lec-09 Evolution of the ideas about the basic system Details 50:34
Mod-04 Lec-10 Evolution of the ideas about the basic system Details 54:43
Mod-05 Lec-11 Tropical Convergence Zones and the Indian monsoon – Part 1 Details 50:17
Mod-05 Lec-12 Tropical Convergence Zones and the Indian monsoon – Part 2 Details 49:51
Mod-06 Lec-13 Variability of organized convection over the tropical oceans Details 53:41
Mod-07 Lec-14 Heat lows and the TCZ Details 1:4:34
Mod-07 Lec-15 Monsoonal regions of the world Details 51:50
Mod-08 Lec-16 Seasonal transitions -Part 1: spring to summer transition Details 45:53
Mod-08 Lec-17 Seasonal transitions – Part 2: : spring to summer transition Details 52:33
Mod-08 Lec-18 Seasonal transitions – Part 3: Advance and retreat of the summer monsoon Details 50:30
Mod-08 Lec-19 Climatic clusters of the Indian region Details 53:51
Mod-09 Lec-20 Active-weak spells and breaks in the monsoon – Part 1 Details 50:2
Mod-09 Lec-21 Active-weak spells and breaks in the monsoon – Part2 Details 57:2
Mod-09 Lec-22 Intraseasonal variation and intraseasonal oscillations Details 53:2
Mod-10 Lec-23 The tropical oceans Details 55:23
Mod-11 Lec-24 El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Part 1 Details 56:5
Mod-11 Lec-25 El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Part 2 Details 52:51
Mod-11 Lec-26 El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Part 3 Details 50:3
Mod-11 Lec-27 El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Part 4 Details 52:17
Mod-11 Lec-28 El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Part 5 Details 51:25
Mod-11 Lec-29 El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Part 6 Details 52:32
Mod-12 Lec-30 Indian Ocean and the monsoon – Part 1 Details 48:56
Mod-12 Lec-31 Indian Ocean and the monsoon – Part 2 Details 51:29
Mod-12 Lec-32 Indian Ocean Dipole – Part 1 Details 54:1
Mod-12 Lec-33 Indian Ocean Dipole – Part 2 Details 54:13
Mod-13 Lec-34 Interannual variation of the Indian summer Details 52:30
Mod-14 Lec-35 Monsoon Variability and Agriculture – Part 1 Details 52:3
Mod-14 Lec-36 Monsoon Variability and Agriculture – Part 2 Details 51:50
Mod-14 Lec-37 Monsoon Variability and Agriculture – Part 3 Details 52:40
Mod-14 Lec-38 Monsoon Variability and Agriculture – Part 4 Details 53:58
Mod-14 Lec-39 Indian Summer Monsoon, GDP and Agriculture Details 51:5
Mod-15 Lec-40 Monsoon Prediction – Part 1 Details 50:16
Mod-15 Lec-41 Monsoon Prediction – Part 2 Details 49:37
Mod-16 Lec-42 Concluding Remarks Details 14:29

This Course is provided by IISc Bangalore as part of NPTEL online courses.

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