Authors: Shouraseni Sen Roy*, University of Miami
Topics: Climatology and Meteorology, Asia
Keywords: Climate Extremes; India; Spatial Analysis
Session Type: Paper
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Bayside B, Sheraton, 4th Floor
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Daily temperature data from 97 stations spread across India were analyzed for trends in seasonal sale extreme temperature indices. The trends were calculated for recent period of 1980 to 2010, when some of the warmest temperatures were recorded at the global scale. The results of the analysis revealed substantial variations in the trends. The calculated trends were interpolated using kriging to reveal the spatial patterns. The analysis revealed substantial regional scale variations in the long-term trends in temperatures. These results are specifically relevant to the ongoing debate about a global warming hiatus during 1980 to 2010, mentioned in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.