Research Article

Characteristics of the South China Sea Monsoon from the Onset to Withdrawal before and after 1993/94

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Composite evolution of OLR (W/m2, shadings) and 850 hPa wind (m/s, vectors) based on the SCSSM onset date in a typical year of the epoch 1979–93 (Top) and 1994–2016 (Bottom) from (a, d) one pentad before the monsoon onset (), (b, e) during the monsoon onset (P0), and (c, f) one pentad after the monsoon onset ().