author = "Garcia, S{\^a}mia Regina and Kayano, Mary Toshie",
          affiliation = "{Universidade Federal de Itajub{\'a}} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Some considerations on onset dates of the rainy season in 
                         western-central Brazil with antisymmetric outgoing longwave 
                         radiation relative to the equator",
              journal = "International Journal of Climatology",
                 year = "2013",
               volume = "33",
                pages = "188--198",
             keywords = "South American monsoon, wet season, antisymmetric area.",
             abstract = "A new method to determine the onset dates of the rainy season 
                         (ONR) in the Central Amazon area using the antisymmetric in 
                         relation to the equator outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) data was 
                         developed in a previous paper. This method is adjusted and used 
                         here to determine the ONR in Western-Central Brazil (WCB). The 
                         adjustment is needed because of the northwest-southeast (NW-SE) 
                         orientation of the American monsoon-related convection 
                         displacement. The area averages of the OLR (AOLR) are used to 
                         identify the ONR dates. The ONR dates in WCB based on the 
                         precipitation index determined in a previous work are used as 
                         reference for comparisons. The differences between the results 
                         with the AOLR method and those shown in previous papers, as well 
                         as the advantages of this method are discussed, using composite 
                         maps of OLR and maps of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission 
                         (TRMM) precipitation data for individual years. The results 
                         obtained here for the WCB indicate a potential of the new method 
                         for monitoring purposes because the OLR data can easily be 
                         obtained and the AOLR calculation is very simple.",
                  doi = "10.1002/joc.3417",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3417",
                 issn = "0899-8418",
                label = "lattes: 9331105406437396 2 GarciaKaya:2013:SoCoOn",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "Garcia_Some.PDF",
        urlaccessdate = "25 jan. 2021"