Increasing Trend of Extreme Rain Events Over India in a Warming Environment

  title={Increasing Trend of Extreme Rain Events Over India in a Warming Environment},
  author={B. N. Goswami and V. K. Venugopal and Debasis Sengupta and M. S. Madhusoodanan and Prince Xavier},
  pages={1442 - 1445}
Against a backdrop of rising global surface temperature, the stability of the Indian monsoon rainfall over the past century has been a puzzle. By using a daily rainfall data set, we show (i) significant rising trends in the frequency and the magnitude of extreme rain events and (ii) a significant decreasing trend in the frequency of moderate events over central India during the monsoon seasons from 1951 to 2000. The seasonal mean rainfall does not show a significant trend, because the… 
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