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The Indian Monsoon, occurring between the months of May to September, is the major source of rainfall for more than 800 million people. While the Indian Monsoon occurs every year, there are substantial year-to-year variations in its geographic structure, local onset dates, and the amount of rainfall the monsoon brings.

It is important to understand the factors that lead to these variations to improve predictive capability for the Indian Monsoon and to enable adaptation planning by governments and communities. A major field campaign was held in India in May-July 2016 and took novel measurements of many components of the monsoon system, with an overall aim of improving our ability to forecast and to understand interactions between aerosols and the monsoon. Speakers at this meeting will discuss recent advances in understanding the Indian Monsoon system and its prediction using numerical models and observations, including new insights provided by the recent field campaign.  The field campaign was jointly funded by NERC in the UK and MoES in India, involving the use of the FAAM Atmospheric Research Aircraft and an Indian research vessel.

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.  Non-members are welcome to attend this meeting. 


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Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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