Tree rings confirm that in northern Australia, the past 40 years have experienced more rain than any similar length of time in the past 600 years.
A Monsoon-Filled Reservoir Might Have Nudged a Fault to Fail
New research examines whether a sudden increase in water loading in Pakistan’s Mangla Dam might have been connected to the 2019 New Mirpur earthquake.
Red Rocks: Using Color to Understand Climate Change
A recent study on hematite formation during the Triassic may help predict the effects of climate change on contemporary monsoonal environments.
Summer Monsoons: Regional Manifestations of a Global System
New insights from observations and theory suggest that the essential drivers of Earth’s summer monsoons are not as obvious as was previously thought.
Measurements of Ozone-Depleting Chemicals in the Asian Monsoon
New high-altitude aircraft observations identify unexpected high levels of halogen-containing species entering the stratosphere above the summertime Asian monsoon.
New Recommendations for a Proactive Flood Policy in India
As India grapples with devastating monsoon floods, a new review supports greater investment in nonstructural solutions.
Mathematical Insights into the West African Monsoon
A tool from dynamic systems theory is helping atmospheric scientists identify how dust and moisture mix over West Africa.
When Chemistry Lends a Hand to Dynamics
Chemical signature and chemical transport analyses help understand the dynamics of the Asian Summer Monsoon.
When Natural Disasters Cross the Path of COVID-19
Natural hazards are intersecting with the coronavirus pandemic in India, and researchers will need to model both to inform the public health response.
Evolution of the Asian Monsoon
Climate and topography change the characteristics of the Asian monsoon over millions of years. These changes affect the region’s climate and topography, and the cycle continues.