Project Description
During the past 12 years, more than 200 videosondes have been launched into monsoon clouds from 13 different locations in east Asia. Storm precipitation mechanisms have been investigated using videosonde data giving hydrometeor type in clouds monitored by radar. At each location, different monsoon cloud systems develop in unique synoptic disturbances. In the east Asian monsoon area, rain is divided into three different regimes with respect to the precipitation mechanism occurring in each.