Tropical influences on the hydroclimate and vegetation of Central and Southwest Asia
Prof. Matt Barlow
U. Mass. Lowell
Barlow, M., H. Cullen, and B. Lyon, 2002: Drought in Central and Southwest Asia: La Nina, the warm pool, and Indian Ocean precipitation. J. Climate, 15, 697-700.
Barlow, M., and M. Tippett, 2004: Predicting Central Asia river flows from regional precipitation and wind patterns during the preceding cold season. IAHS Red Book, Regional Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Variability.
Barlow, M., M. Wheeler, B. Lyon, and H. Cullen, 2005: Modulation of daily precipitation over Southwest Asia by the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 3579-3594.
Barlow, M., H. Cullen, B. Lyon, and O. Wilhelmi, 2006: Drought disaster in Asia. In "Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studies," World Bank Disaster Risk Management Series No. 6. Edited by J. Arnold, R. Chen, U. Deichmann, M. Dilley, A Lerner-Lam, R. Pullen, and Z. Trohanis.
If you want to use only one reference, there's a good summary in:
Barlow, M., D. Salstein, and H. Cullen, 2005: Hydrologic extremes in Central-Southwest Asia. Eos, 86, 218.