Anthropogenic footprint of climate change in the June 2013 northern India flood

  title={Anthropogenic footprint of climate change in the June 2013 northern India flood},
  author={Changrae Cho and Rong Li and Shih-Yu Wang and Jin-Ho Yoon and R. Gillies},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
During 13–17 June 2013, heavy rainfall occurred in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand and led to one of the worst floods in history and massive landslides, resulting in more than 5000 casualties and a huge loss of property. In this study, meteorological and climatic conditions leading up to this rainfall event in 2013 and similar cases were analyzed for the period of 1979–2012. Attribution analysis was performed to identify the natural and anthropogenic influences on the climate anomalies… Expand

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