Climate change warming Asian waters, altering monsoon
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The all-important monsoon forecast becomes a national priority, with more than 70 percent of India's 1.25 billion citizens engaged in agriculture and relying on weather predictions to decide when they will sow their seeds and harvest their crops. But getting the forecast right remains a challenge, thanks to the complex — and still poorly understood — ways in which South Asia's monsoon rains are influenced by everything from atmospheric and ocean temperatures to air quality and global climate trends. Even the amount of ice in Antarctica is suspected to have an impact. A new study released Friday in the journal Science Advances helps clear up a bit of the mystery, by showing that man-made climate change is responsible for most of the change seen in ocean surface temperatures near the equator across Asia, which in turn affect regional rainfall patterns including the Indian monsoon.
Climate change warming Asian waters, altering monsoon. (2016, July 7). Manila Bulletin. p. B8.
Climatic changes; Global warming; Monsoons; Agriculture; Greenhouse effect; Man-induced effects; Rainfall; Cyclones; Atmospheric precipitations; Aerosols; Air pollution; Climate; El Nino phenomena; Southern oscillation; Weather; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology; Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University; Indian Meteorological Department; Weller, Evan; Mann, Michael; Yadav, B. P.
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