Monsoon Will be Causing Extreme Rainfall Occurrences, Predict Experts

Most climate models have claimed that monsoon months will cause extreme rainfall events that will gradually increase. During a press conference, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) director professor Ravi Shankar Nanjundiah claimed that increased and intense rainfall occurrences during monsoon will be seen.

The Earth System model of the IITM is the first Indian model contributing to the evaluation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He thereafter stated that IITM’s climate model also verified these results.

Monsoon will be Causing Extreme Rainfall Occurrences, Predict Experts

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Mr. Nanjundiah elucidated that not every increased rainfall event can be related to climate change directly. He also shed light on the fact that with increased greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, it is difficult for extreme rainfall events to stabilize.

He further added,

We have already crossed 400 PPM of globally averaged carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations. This cannot be reversed soon…if we continue with business as usual, we are in for very tough times and are likely to see a rapid increase in extreme rainfall events during monsoon months in India.

India experienced heavy rainfall this July causing severe flash flood incidents and landslides throughout the nation. Events of cloudburst in states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand gave rise to widespread destruction.

The recent cloud aerosol interaction and precipitation leading to flooding, landslides et cetera. The interaction and precipitation enhancement experiment program is being evaluated.

IITM is presently hosting the 18th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) that is being held for the first time in Asia, where the unpredictability of the Indian monsoon will be discussed.

Via: Hindustan Times

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