Physical and Societal Aspects of Monsoon over the Southeastern India

Authors: Eungul Lee*, West Virginia University, Jothiganesh Shanmugasundaram, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia
Topics: Climatology and Meteorology
Keywords: North-East Indian monsoon rainfall
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
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The knowledge of society’s response to varying climate in the past provides insightful information for the human society to get better prepared against the changing climate and landscapes. We present a case study in South India to demonstrate the potential causation of climate and the response options that shaped the rise and economic prosperity of the Chola Kingdom during 850-280 CE. The future climate adaptation planning has to consider the lessons from the past for being better prepared, as re-occurrence of centuries of wet North-East Indian monsoon rainfall periods or intensive rainfall episodes like 2015 may be possible in the future.

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