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Increasing Trend of Extreme Rain Events Over India in a Warming Environment

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application

Publisher : American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Source : Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Volume 314, Number 5804, p.1442–1445 (2006)

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA)

Year : 2006

Abstract : Against a backdrop of rising global surface temperature, the stability of the Indian monsoon rainfall over the past century has been a puzzle. By using a daily rainfall data set, we show (i) significant rising trends in the frequency and the magnitude of extreme rain events and (ii) a significant decreasing trend in the frequency of moderate events over central India during the monsoon seasons from 1951 to 2000. The seasonal mean rainfall does not show a significant trend, because the contribution from increasing heavy events is offset by decreasing moderate events. A substantial increase in hazards related to heavy rain is expected over central India in the future.

Cite this Research Publication : B. N. Goswami, Venugopal, V., Sengupta, D., Dr. Madhusoodanan M.S., and Xavier, P. K., “Increasing Trend of Extreme Rain Events Over India in a Warming Environment”, Science, vol. 314, pp. 1442–1445, 2006.

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