Published: June 13, 2017

Dr. Emily Gill's research with EVEN Prof. Rajagopalan Balaji on understanding the Indian Monsoon variability over 10,000 years was featured in today’s Times of India.

Lead researcher Emily C Gill from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado at Boulder, stated that the study — which was recently published in the international journal Paleoceanography— uses the irregularly scattered proxy records to provide quantitative reconstructions of spatially gridded rainfall for the past 10,000 years. Climate "proxies" are sources of climate information from natural stores such as tree rings, ice cores, corals, lake and ocean sediments, among others.

By reconstructing rainfall patterns and comparing them with past records of lakes, caves, marine salinity, discharge, organic matter and decomposed deposits, researchers from University of Colorado Boulder and CIRES, have found that most of Rajasthan and northern India probably received 40% more rainfall — with some areas receiving up to 60% more rainfall — 10,000 years ago than today.

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