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Past in Monsoon Changes Linked to Major Shifts in Indian Civilizations

March 15, 2012

a cyclone strikes the Bay of Bengal A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady, humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The study has implications for our understanding of the monsoon's response to climate change. Full Story

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