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Instrumental, Terrestrial and Marine Records of the Climate of South Asia during the Holocene:

Present Status, Unresolved Problems and Societal Aspects
  • A. K. SinghviEmail author
  • K. Rupakumar
  • M. Thamban
  • A. K. Gupta
  • V. S. Kale
  • R. R. Yadav
  • A. Bhattacharyya
  • N. R. Phadtare
  • P. D. Roy
  • M. S. Chauhan
  • O. S. Chauhan
  • S. Chakravorty
  • M. M. Sheikh
  • N. Manzoor
  • M. Adnan
  • J. Ashraf
  • Arshad M. Khan
  • D A. Quadir
  • L P. Devkota
  • A B. Shrestha
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Abstract

In South Asia, monsoon is almost a synonym to climate and constitutes a critical resource for the region’s largely agrarian economies. Region’ water needs are largely dependenton summer monsoon rainfall. In some regions however, of the total water budget, glacier melt water can measure up to ~10-15% the rest being the rainfall. The past century has seen a marked expansion of global/regional observational networks for accumulatuion of data on climate state parameters.However, so far, these have found only a limited use in policy planning in the socio-economic sector and for strategies toward sustainable development, particularly in the context of anticipated global warming. A critical synthesis Of all the climatic information is prerequisite for a scientifically sound policy planning. Consequently, a retginal scale description of the present state of our understanding of climate state parameters and an estimation of the likely amplitude of their variability are crucial for this purpose.

Keywords

Summer Monsoon Tropical Cyclone Tree Ring Storm Surge Monsoon Rainfall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Singhvi
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Rupakumar
    • 2
  • M. Thamban
    • 3
  • A. K. Gupta
    • 4
  • V. S. Kale
    • 5
  • R. R. Yadav
    • 6
  • A. Bhattacharyya
    • 6
  • N. R. Phadtare
    • 7
  • P. D. Roy
    • 8
  • M. S. Chauhan
    • 6
  • O. S. Chauhan
    • 9
  • S. Chakravorty
    • 10
  • M. M. Sheikh
    • 11
  • N. Manzoor
    • 11
  • M. Adnan
    • 11
  • J. Ashraf
    • 11
  • Arshad M. Khan
    • 11
  • D A. Quadir
    • 12
  • L P. Devkota
    • 13
  • A B. Shrestha
    • 14
  1. 1.Physical Research LaboratoryAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.World Climate Applications and Services Division Climate Prediction and Adaptation BranchClimate and Water Department World Meteorological OrganizationGeneva 2Switzerland
  3. 3.National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean ResearchGoaIndia
  4. 4.Department of Geology & GeophysicsIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  5. 5.Department of GeographyUniversity of PunePuneIndia
  6. 6.Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeobotanyLucknowIndia
  7. 7.Palynology LaboratoryWadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDehradunIndia
  8. 8.Departamento de Geoquimica Instituto de GeologíaUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad UniversitariaCoyoacan, Mexico D.FMexico
  9. 9.National Institute of OceanographyGoaIndia
  10. 10.Climatology and Hydrometeorology DivisionIndian Institute of Tropical MeteorologyPuneIndia
  11. 11.Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC)National Centre for Physics (NCP) ComplexIslamabadPakistan
  12. 12.DhakaBangladesh
  13. 13.Central Department of Hydrology & MeteorologyTribhuvan UniversityKathmanduNepal
  14. 14.International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)KhumaltarNepal

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