Aerosols increase drought severity over the Indian subcontinent: Study

Thickening of this aerosol layer results in reduction in the amount of solar energy reaching the earth, thus weakening the monsoon circulation.

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India Meteorological Dept Predicts ‘Near Normal’ South West Monsoon

Forecasts are prepared using a statistical ensemble forecasting system and a dynamical coupled ocean-atmosphere global climate forecasting system developed under the Monsoon Mission of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

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