Mechanical forcing of the North American monsoon by orography

Mechanical forcing of the North American monsoon by orography

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03978-2

The core North American monsoon arises through topographic steering of the jet stream, and should be considered as convection-enhanced orographic rainfall produced by a mechanically forced stationary wave.
Source: Nature