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What affects monsoon onset over Kerala

05 April 2012

The prevailing impression among many people is that the monsoon makes a stormy onset over the Kerala coast every year. This dramatic entry by a convective system formation is known as the monsoon onset vortex (MOV).

“The term ‘onset vortex’ is a misnomer, however, and it forms only occasionally and has no influence on the monsoon onset date over Kerala,” says Dr. M.R. Ramesh Kumar, Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography Division, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article3281314.ece


Written by csirindia

April 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

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