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The monsoon's storms can deliver up to 90 percent of a year's rainfall.

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Online Resources

We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of June 26, 1998.

Predicting the Asian Summer Monsoon
www.met.rdg.ac.uk/cag/MOL/index.html
Extensive monsoon information and links from climate scientists David B. Stephenson and K. Rupa Kumar.

The Monsoon Story
iri.ldeo.columbia.edu/~krishna/talk/krishna.html
A presentation by Kanikicharla Krishna Kumar of the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction at Columbia University.

Monsoon Information
www.science.gmu.edu/~zli/monsoon.html
Basic information about monsoons from the Center of Earth Observing and Space Research at George Mason University, Virginia.

The Indian Monsoon
www.ara.polytechnique.fr/india.html
Satellite images from the Atmospheric Radiation Analysis group of the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique in France.

The Arizona Monsoon
saguaro.la.asu.edu/rcerveny/monsoon.html
Photos and an explanation of Arizona's own mini-monsoon weather system.

Monsoon: A Story Fragment
india.bgsu.edu/telugu/Writers/Shantipriya/monsoon.html
A literary collection assembled by India's Telugu Literary Program, including a story fragment entitled "Monsoon" by Shantipriya.

Print Resources

For those interested in the subjects shown in MONSOON, we recommend the following books and print articles.

Birla Economic Research Foundation. MONSOONS, CYCLONES AND FLOODS IN INDIA. Bombay: Stosius Inc./Advent Books Division, 1991.

Elephants eating

Hungry elephants welcome the monsoon.

Cadet, D. "Meteorology of the Indian Summer Monsoon." NATURE, Vol. 279, 761-767, 1979.

Chang, C.P. and T.N. Krishnamurti. MONSOON METEOROLOGY. Oxford Monograph on Geology and Geophysics, No. 7., New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Fein, J.S. and P.L. Stephens. MONSOON. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1987.

Frater, Alexander. CHASING THE MONSOON: A MODERN PILGRIMAGE THROUGH INDIA. New York: Henry Holt, 1992.

Keshavamurty, R.N., and M. Shankar Rao. THE PHYSICS OF MONSOONS. Bombay: Allied Publishers Ltd., 1992.

Kumar, K. Rupa. CLIMATES OF SOUTH ASIA (BELHAVEN STUDIES IN CLIMATOLOGY). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

Normile, Dennis, and Li Hui. "Science Overrides Politics for East Asian Monsoon Study." SCIENCE, Vol. 280, April 17, 1998.

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