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Climate change scenarios for Northwest India winter season

Yadav, RK and Rupa Kumar, K and Rajeevan, M (2010) Climate change scenarios for Northwest India winter season. Quaternary International, 213 (1-2). pp. 12-19.

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A state-of-art regional climate modelling system, known as PRECIS (Providing REgional Climates for Impact Studies) and MRI-JMA (Meteorological Research Institute - Japan Meteorological Agency) AGCM (Atmospheric General Circulation Model) is applied to develop high-resolution climate change scenarios for Northwest (NW) India winter season. The present-day simulation (1961-1990) with PRECIS and (1990s) with MRI-JMA is evaluated. The models are able to resolve features on finer scales than those resolved by the GCM, particularly those related to improved resolution of the topography. The simulations under scenarios of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and sulphate aerosols indicate marked increase in both precipitation and surface temperature towards the end of the 21st century.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: aerosol; air temperature; climate change; climate modeling; greenhouse gas; precipitation (climatology); winter, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 23 May 2015 08:51
Last Modified: 23 May 2015 08:51

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