Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. R. Krishnan, C. Gnanaseelan, J. Sanjay, P. Swapna, Chirag Dhara, T. P. Sabin et al.
    Pages 1-20 Open Access
  3. J. Sanjay, J. V. Revadekar, M. V. S. Ramarao, H. Borgaonkar, S. Sengupta, D. R. Kothawale et al.
    Pages 21-45 Open Access
  4. Ashwini Kulkarni, T. P. Sabin, Jasti S. Chowdary, K. Koteswara Rao, P. Priya, Naveen Gandhi et al.
    Pages 47-72 Open Access
  5. Supriyo Chakraborty, Yogesh K. Tiwari, Pramit Kumar Deb Burman, Somnath Baidya Roy, Vinu Valsala
    Pages 73-92 Open Access
  6. Suvarna Fadnavis, Anoop Sharad Mahajan, Ayantika Dey Choudhury, Chaitri Roy, Manmeet Singh, Mriganka Shekhar Biswas et al.
    Pages 93-116 Open Access
  7. Milind Mujumdar, Preethi Bhaskar, M. V. S. Ramarao, Umakanth Uppara, Mangesh Goswami, Hemant Borgaonkar et al.
    Pages 117-141 Open Access
  8. Savita Patwardhan, K. P. Sooraj, Hamza Varikoden, S. Vishnu, K. Koteswararao, M. V. S. Ramarao et al.
    Pages 143-154 Open Access
  9. Ramesh K. Vellore, Nayana Deshpande, P. Priya, Bhupendra B. Singh, Jagat Bisht, Subimal Ghosh
    Pages 155-173 Open Access
  10. P. Swapna, M. Ravichandran, G. Nidheesh, J. Jyoti, N. Sandeep, J. S. Deepa et al.
    Pages 175-189 Open Access
  11. M. K. Roxy, C. Gnanaseelan, Anant Parekh, Jasti S. Chowdary, Shikha Singh, Aditi Modi et al.
    Pages 191-206 Open Access
  12. T. P. Sabin, R. Krishnan, Ramesh Vellore, P. Priya, H. P. Borgaonkar, Bhupendra B. Singh et al.
    Pages 207-222 Open Access
  13. Chirag Dhara, R. Krishnan, Dev Niyogi
    Pages 223-226 Open Access

About this book


This open access book discusses the impact of human-induced global climate change on the Indian subcontinent and regional monsoon, the adjoining Indian Ocean and the Himalayas. It also examines the regional climate change projections based on the climate models used by the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and national climate change modeling studies using the IITM Earth System Model (ESM) and CORDEX South Asia datasets. The IPCC assessment reports, published every 6–7 years, provide important reference material for major policy decisions on climate change, adaptation, and mitigation. While the IPCC assessment reports largely provide a global perspective on climate change, they offer limited information on the regional aspects of climate change. Regional climate change effects over the Indian subcontinent, especially relating to the Indian monsoon, are unique to the region, and in particular, the climate in this region is shaped by the Himalayas, Western Ghats, the Tibetan Plateau, the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal. Climatic variations in this region are influenced by (a) regional-scale interactions between the atmosphere, ocean, land surface, cryosphere and biosphere on different time scales, (b) remote effects from natural phenomena such as the El Nino / Southern Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole, and Madden Julian Oscillation, and (c) human-induced climate change. This book presents policy-relevant information based on robust scientific analysis and assessments of the observed and projected future climate change over the Indian region.


Climate Change Indian Subcontinent Indian Ocean Himalayas Monsoon Temperature Changes Atmospheric Trace Gases Droughts and Floods Himalayan Cryosphere Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Krishnan
    • 1
  • J. Sanjay
    • 2
  • Chellappan Gnanaseelan
    • 3
  • Milind Mujumdar
    • 4
  • Ashwini Kulkarni
    • 5
  • Supriyo Chakraborty
    • 6
  1. 1.Centre for Climate Change ResearchIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM-MoES)PuneIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Climate Change ResearchIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM-MoES)PuneIndia
  3. 3.Short Term Climate Variability and PredictionIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM-MoES)PuneIndia
  4. 4.Centre for Climate Change ResearchIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM-MoES)PuneIndia
  5. 5.Short Term Climate Variability and PredictionIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM-MoES)PuneIndia
  6. 6.Centre for Climate Change ResearchIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM-MoES)PuneIndia

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