Friday, June 21, 2013

Experts: We don't have a good model to simulate monsoon behavior, but we predict that CO2 will make monsoons "worse"

Global Warming to Make Monsoons Worse : Discovery News
Of course, forecasting the severe weather associated with the monsoon would help governments plan ahead, and perhaps stop pilgrims from venturing into the Himalayas at a bad time. But such forecasting is notoriously difficult because meteorologists do not have a good model to simulate the monsoon’s behavior. The government can say if a year will have above or below average rainfall, and that’s about it.

Experts say that predictions of weather events associated with the monsoons will only get more difficult with climate change.

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