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2014-09-16 03:00:48

Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. Scientists thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. “It is surprising,” said lead author Alexis Licht, now a...

Dust Kicked Up In Asia Strengthens Monsoons In India
2014-03-17 10:18:29

Mary Beckman, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory A new analysis of satellite data reveals a link between dust in North Africa and West Asia and stronger monsoons in India. The study shows that dust in the air absorbs sunlight west of India, warming the air and strengthening the winds carrying moisture eastward. This results in more monsoon rainfall about a week later in India. The results explain one way that dust can affect the climate, filling in previously unknown details about...

Ancient Megacities Were Displaced Due To A Changing Climate: Study
2014-02-26 13:52:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Bronze Age Indus civilization, which spanned across northwest India and Pakistan, flourished for thousands of years and mysteriously declined as some type of development forced these ancient people to abandon the mega-cities they had constructed. A newly published paper in the journal Geology has asserted that climate change may be behind this abrupt change in the Indus way of life. "We think that we now have a really strong...

Global Warming To Shift Rain And Wind Belts: Experts
2013-09-24 04:32:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory reveals that a northward shift of Earth's wind and rain belts could make a broad swath of regions drier. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that these drier regions include the Middle East, American West and Amazonia, while Monsoon Asia and equatorial Africa will become wetter as humans continue to heat the planet....

2013-06-03 23:04:43

Greener Pastures, a sustainable tourism company based in Northeastern India, has launched two very exotic tours this summer from June to September, which provide travelers a chance to experience India's beloved monsoon season in the lush green tea plantations of Assam and in the verdant hills of Meghalaya, the planet's rainiest place. Dibrugarh, Assam (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 As the summer season is when the Indian subcontinent receives bountiful and godsent rainfall in the form of the...

Global Warming Could Increase Extreme Rainfall And Drought: NASA
2013-05-04 07:11:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought, a new NASA-led modeling study predicts. The study, to be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, demonstrates for the first time how rising carbon dioxide concentrations could affect the entire range of rainfall types on Earth. The research team analyzed computer simulations from 14 climate models that indicated wet regions of the world, such as the...

Strong Correlation Between Asian Summer Monsoon And The Climate Pattern That Preceded It
2013-04-24 10:13:28

University of California, San Diego For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. The summer rainy season is especially important for securing the water and food supplies for more than a billion people. Its variations can mean the difference between drought and flood. Now a Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego-led study reports on a crucial connection that could drastically improve the ability of forecasters to reliably predict the monsoon a few months...

Northern Hemisphere Could Experience More Tropical Rainfall Due To Climate Change
2013-04-03 12:19:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rising global temperatures are expected to cause catastrophic change worldwide; however a team of UC Berkeley and University of Washington scientists has found that the Northern Hemisphere will see a greater shift in tropical rainfall patterns compared to the Earth´s southern half. Based on climate data and simulations, the climatologists found that rising temperatures will cause significant shifts in rainfall patterns around the...

Natural Climate Swings Contribute More To Increased Monsoon Rainfall
2013-03-21 10:52:49

University of Hawaii “‘ SOEST Natural swings in the climate have significantly intensified Northern Hemisphere monsoon rainfall, showing that these swings must be taken into account for climate predictions in the coming decades. The findings are published in the March 18 online publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Monsoon rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere impacts about 60% of the World population in Southeast Asia, West Africa and North...

Delay In Summer Rains Could Affect Agriculture, Livestock And Desert Ecosystems Over Parts Of US And Mexico
2013-03-12 16:40:53

The Earth Institute at Columbia University A delay in the summer monsoon rains that fall over the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is expected in the coming decades according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The North American monsoon delivers as much as 70 percent of the region's annual rainfall, watering crops and rangelands for an estimated 20 million people. "We hope this information can be used with other studies to build realistic...


Latest Monsoon Reference Libraries

Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

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2009-07-04 16:31:47

Rain is a type of liquid precipitation. It is defined as condensation of atmospheric water vapor that forms into drops that become heavy enough to fall, and often making it to the surface. Rain is the primary source of most of the fresh water in the world. Rain provides suitable conditions for diverse ecosystems, water for power sources and for crop irrigation. Not all rain reaches the surface. Some rain evaporates as it falls, especially through dry air. This type of rainfall is known as...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.