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On the recent changes in surface temperature trends over India

Kothawale, DR and Rupa Kumar, K (2005) On the recent changes in surface temperature trends over India. Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (18). pp. 1-4.

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Marked differences from global trends in terms of diurnal asymmetry of temperature trends were reported earlier for India, indicating that the warming over India was solely contributed by maximum temperatures. We report substantial recent changes in the nature of trends, using updated data sets up to 2003, with special focus on the last three decades. While all-India mean annual temperature has shown significant warming trend of 0.05°C/10yr during the period 1901-2003, the recent period 1971-2003 has seen a relatively accelerated warming of 0.22°C/10yr, which is largely due to unprecedented warming during the last decade. Further, in a major shift, the recent period is marked by rising temperatures during the monsoon season, resulting in a weakened seasonal asymmetry of temperature trends reported earlier. The recent accelerated warming over India is manifest equally in daytime and nighttime temperatures.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric temperature; Climate change; Global warming; Monitoring; Regression analysis; Statistical methods, India; Linear regression; Surface temperature, Climatology, climate change; diurnal variation; temperature; trend analysis; warming, Asia; Eastern Hemisphere; Eurasia; India; South Asia; World
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2015 04:08
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2015 04:08

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