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Long dry spells add to monsoon blues

25 July 2011

MUMBAI: The brief lull in the rain is a respite for Mumbaikars who dread that their city will come to a standstill with the slightest shower , but farmers are hoping the break isn’t a long one . Research shows that in the last 50 years , there have been longer and more breaks in the monsoon over the Indian landmass-some intense enough to have caused droughts in the interiors .

According to a paper collectively published by the National Institute of Oceanography , Goa , Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune , there has been an increase in “monsoon-breaks ” over the Indian subcontinent . What’s more , both the duration and frequency of breaks have increased….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Long-dry-spells-add-to-monsoon-blues/articleshow/9353394.cms


Written by csirindia

July 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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