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Change in monsoon patterns likely

An abrupt change in climate in the past was associated with a shift of seasonal monsoons to the south, causing more rain to fall over the oceans than in the Earth’s tropical regions, leading to a dramatic drop in global vegetation growth. The researchers behind the new findings, from Oregon State University (OSU), the Scripps […]

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Monsoon Formation Theory Gets Overhaul




Geoscientists from the California Institute of Technology have proposed a new explanation for the formation of monsoons, overhauling a traditional theory that had held firm for more than 300 years. The old idea of monsoon formation was developed in 1686 by English astronomer and mathematician Edmond Halley (mainly known for his eponymous comet). In Halley’s […]




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