Most climate models predict that the South Asian monsoon will strengthen with climate change, but new research indicates warmer ocean temperatures may lead to a drier phenomenon.
Trees tell of a wetter past along the Brahmaputra River and, combined with climate modeling, suggest heightened future flood risks in one of the world’s most densely populated areas.
As India grapples with devastating monsoon floods, a new review supports greater investment in nonstructural solutions.
Grain size and sediment delivery pathways from the Ganges delta have been used to model downstream facies changes.
Low-salinity water from the Ganga-Brahmaputra river is transported by mesoscale eddies in the Bay of Bengal, but when the monsoon winds strengthen, a shallow “Ekman” flow dominates dispersal of water.
The NORINDIA project sheds light on how climate change could affect monsoons, droughts, and glaciers in northern India.
Researchers know that the Ganges-Brahmaputra river delta is sinking. Now they have an accurate reading on the rate of subsidence.