Asian monsoon season weakens as the Indian Ocean warms

The variable nature of the summer monsoon season makes Southern Asia one of the most vulnerable regions to natural disasters associated with climate change, such as droughts and floods. A recent study has revealed that the warming of the Indian Ocean is reducing the intensity of the summer monsoon season and drying up the subcontinent. In a region that is home to a large part of the world’s population, dynamic climate modelling represents a major challenge in the prevention of the human and economic consequences of climatic hazards. —> Read More