Murtugudde publishes new article on monsoons and is quoted in Hindustan Times

ESSIC/AOSC Professor Raghu Murtugudde coauthored a new article in Scientific Reports titled “Role of Oceanic and Terrestrial Atmospheric Moisture Sources in Intraseasonal Variability of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall.” The research found that rainfall moisture in India originates from land rather than exclusively from the ocean. It also revised the understanding of which bodies of water are primarily responsible for moisture transfer. The research was featured in a Hindustan Times article. “The fact that the moisture comes from the Northern Arabian Sea should allow us to make longer term predictions more reliably,” Murtugudde said in a quote in the news write-up.

View the journal article here and the Hindustan Times piece here