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Past in Monsoon Changes Linked to Major Shifts in Indian Civilizations
March 15, 2012
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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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