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FROM THE PUBLISHERAerosol and clouds play very important roles in choosing the earth's weather, in ways in which we're in basic terms commencing to understand. along side molecular scattering from gases, aerosol and clouds ascertain partly what fraction of sun radiation reaches the earth's floor, and what fraction of the longwave radiation from the earth escapes to house. This publication presents an summary of the most recent examine on atmospheric aerosol and clouds and their results on worldwide weather. topics reviewed contain the direct and oblique results of aerosol on weather, the radiative houses of clouds and their results at the Earth's radiation stability, the incorporation of cloud results in numerical climate prediction types, and stratospheric aerosol and clouds.

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Guhathakurta and J. Revadekar Maharashtra, north interior Karnataka, Rayalseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir. The analysis of north-east monsoon rainfall over the five met-subdivisions of the Peninsular India reveals no significant long-term trend. However, the presence of decadal variability has been clearly observed. The shift in rainfall pattern has been detected by performing change point detection analysis. Most of the subdivisions in northern, central, eastern and north-eastern India have shown downward shift during the south-west monsoon rainfall around the 1960s while all the subdivisions in the peninsular India (except Kerala) have shown upward shift around the 1930s.

The shift in rainfall pattern has been detected by performing change point detection analysis. Most of the subdivisions in northern, central, eastern and north-eastern India have shown downward shift during the south-west monsoon rainfall around the 1960s while all the subdivisions in the peninsular India (except Kerala) have shown upward shift around the 1930s. Climate jump analysis identified an upward climate shift over the Peninsular India around 1945–1955 while downward shift was observed around 1960 over Chhattisgarh, east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, sub-Himalayan west Bengal and most of the north-eastern regions in southwest monsoon rainfall.

International Journal of Climatology 28, 1453–1469. Guhathakurta P, Koppar AL, Krishan U, Menon P. , New rainfall series for the districts, meteorological sub-divisions and country as whole of India. National Climate Centre Research Report No: 2/2011, India Meteorological Department. , Impact of climate changes on extreme rainfall events and flood risk in India. Journal of Earth System Science 120, 359-373. Guhathakurta P, Saji E 2013. Detecting changes in rainfall pattern and seasonality index vis-à-vis increasing water scarcity in Maharashtra, Journal of Earth System Science 122, 3, 639–649.

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