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have northeast-southwest tilting in the northern hemisphere, and northwest-southeast tilting in the southern hemisphere. Thus, not only can the summer monsoon rain zones not move as far poleward as the solar heating indicates, but also the rain zones show an east-west asymmetry with less poleward extent over the western part of the continents.

Among the summer monsoon systems in the world, the Asian summer monsoon is the most intense and also the most complicated because of the existence of the Himalayan-Tibetan

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