New soil moisture and temperature data helps predict Indian monsoon rains

Purdue Univ

Researchers have discovered that gradients in soil moisture and temperature help create an atmospheric frontal boundary and can unleash violent storm reactions. By combining multi-decade soil moisture and temperature fields with observed weather information, researchers can understand and improve monsoon predictions.

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