Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1765–1784, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1765-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1765–1784, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1765-2016
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Investigating the impact of land-use land-cover change on Indian summer monsoon daily rainfall and temperature during 1951–2005 using a regional climate model

Subhadeep Halder et al.

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Regional climate model (RegCM4) simulations demonstrate that part of the observed decrease in moderate rainfall events during the summer monsoon season over central India from 1951 to 2005 is attributed to anthropogenically induced land-use land-cover change (LULCC). LULCC also partly explains the observed warming trend in the daily mean and maximum temperatures over India. This study demonstrates the importance of LULCC in the context of regional climate change over India.