Global Warming, Changes in Hydrological Cycle and Availability of Water in South Asia

  • M. Monirul Qader MirzaEmail author
  • Ahsan Uddin Ahmed


Various regions of South Asia experience high climate variability, both spatially and temporally. The hydrological regime of major parts of the region is predominantly influenced by monsoon, which brings 70-80% of total annual rainfall during early June to September. The post-monsoon months become dry and there is hardly any appreciable rainfall during winter months (December to February).


Asian Summer Monsoon Hydrological Cycle Summer Monsoon Rainfall Hydropower Generation Glacier Retreat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adaptation and Impacts Research Division (AIRD) Environment Canada c/o Department of Physical and Environmental SciencesUniversity of Toronto at Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Global Change (CGC)DhakaBangladesh

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