Special Issues of CLIVAR and GEWEX Newsletters on Monsoons

Monsoons have always been a focus of great interest to WCRP, and this was further enhanced with the efforts of its core projects CLIVAR and GEWEX under a joint Monsoons Panel. The importance of monsoon prediction for socio-economic applications was recognized quite early but understanding its variability across a wide range of time and space scales and providing reliable predictions remains a challenge even today, despite many scientific and technological advances.