Department Seminar: Venu Vuruputur
Title: Rhythms of Indian Monsoon Rainfall
Abstract: Following a brief overview of the multiscale nature of Indian summer monsoon rainfall, this talk will focus primarily on its extremes - of the short-duration and seasonal kind. I will begin by discussing evidence of observed changes in frequency and intensity of daily extreme rainfall over Indian land over the past century. The second part of the talk will highlight recent work on the potential role of midlatitudes in triggering Indian monsoon droughts especially when the equatorial Pacific ocean temperatures are near neutral.