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Explain the main climatic conditions associated with tropical monsoon climates.

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Explain the main climatic conditions associated with tropical monsoon climates The monsoon is the reversal of wind and pressure, which gives marked seasonal rainfall. The tropical monsoon climate consists of three main seasons. The tropical monsoon climate is unique to other climates, because it has a very dry season; this can be from just one month, to five or six months with no or very little rain. The three seasons are the very hot dry season (March until May), the hot, wet season (June until September), and the warm, dry season (October until February). The tropical monsoon climates are in India, Indonesia, Australia, Burma, Thailand, Ivory Coast, and Liberia. The monsoon is mainly on tropical coastlines, approximately 10 - 20 degrees latitudes both north and south. ...read more.

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The ITCZ is disturbed by uneven air flows in the jet streams, which gives heavy rainfall. Especially when the tropical maritime air from the south west meets the Himalayas. North east India is far wetter than North West India, because of the winds crossing the lands, from east to west, and also the west is influenced by the high pressure over Arabia. The hot wet season is generally from June to September; however this can be altered from year to year. The winter season is the hotter dryer season, this is also known as the north east monsoon. It is caused by the Inter-tropical convergence zone and equatorial low pressure moving south in September. The westerly jet stream splits either side of the Tibetan Plateau and the southerly portion is affected by the Himalayas. ...read more.

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Even when there is low rainfall wheat can replace the rice, and still create quite a large yield. However during the wet monsoon season there is often a lot of floods, so property and crops become damaged, and there is also loss of lives. Because the tropical monsoon climate is in many LEDC's there is a lack of resources, and so there is little flood control or flood warning systems. Some years, the monsoon can be so variable, that although the amount of annual rainfall can rise above the average, it can also drop below the average, and sometimes it can drop as low as 25% of the annual average and cause bad crop yields, which can cause farmers to become bankrupt. Also because of the floods crops can be washed away also ruining the farmer's livelihood. ?? ?? ?? ?? Victoria Price 12.5 Page 1 of 2 ...read more.

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