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Climate change: A case study over India

Sahai, AK (1998) Climate change: A case study over India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 61 (1-2). pp. 9-18.

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A brief account of various causes of climate change in recent decades and climate change trends in the Indian region is presented. It is of great importance to determine the influence of human activities on the likely climate change during recent decades. Local temperature is one of the major climatic elements to record the changes in the atmospheric environment caused by industrialization and urbanization. It is mentioned in the literature that there is either a cooling tendency or cessation of warming after the late 1950s at most of the Indian industrial cities. A case study of Nagpur, a centrally located city in India, is done to understand and the possible cause of cooling. Nagpur is the only city in India for which a long-term record of temperature, for urban (Mayo Hospital) and relatively suburban (Sonegaon Airport) area, is available. The study of the diurnal asymmetry in maximum and minimum temperatures indicates that the role of suspended particulate matter dominates over that of increasing greenhouse gases.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: anthropogenic effect; climate change; greenhouse gas; regional climate; suspended particulate matter, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 05:41
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 05:41

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