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Monsoons are formed when the sun heats the atmosphere and causes variations in temperature between the oceans and land masses. At certain times of year, land heats faster than water in the oceans, and warmer air rises. M... More »

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A monsoon is a wind system wherein the prevailing winds reverse in direction based on the season. A monsoon is traditionally defined by the change in the wind as well as the change in the precipitation that comes along w... More »

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Monsoons occur because of seasonal shifts in wind patterns; they create wet and dry seasons in areas where prevailing winds change throughout the course of the year, creating stagnant wind and weather patterns. Monsoons,... More »

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