On the predictive behaviour of the Indian monsoon in June 2009

Sinha, UN (2010) On the predictive behaviour of the Indian monsoon in June 2009. Current Science, 98 (2). pp. 134-135. ISSN 0011-3891

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Francis and Gadgil1 have made many interesting correlations of meteorological variables and events, and have proposed that unfavourable SST (sea surface temperature)gradient between the Bay of Bengal and EEIO (eastern equatorial Indian ocean) led to the large deficit of monsoon rainfall in 2009. In their own words, ‘. . . a drought was not expected from the predictions generated by the leading centres in the world using complex models of the coupled ocean–atmosphere system. Models had generally predicted above average rainfall for June–July–August (JJA) over most of the Indian region, which is almost the opposite to what was observed’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian monsoon,meteorological variables, varsha development, NMITLI
Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 10:54
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2010 10:54
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9114

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