The Asian summer monsoon affects the lives of 60% of the world
population and has a major controlling effect on world food
production. It is a complex climatic phenomenon resulting from the
the atmospheric dynamical response to radiative, convective and
sensible heating. It is a major challenge to simulate and understand
the Asian summer monsoon using current state-of-the-art climate models
with the ultimate goal of being able to predict the monsoon skillfully.