One of the oldest and most anticipated weather phenomena in the world, the Monsoon of South Asia affects the Indian subcontinent from June through September.
It influences the agriculture, flora, fauna, and the climate of nations such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, thus having economic, social, and environmental effects. The monsoon has even been dubbed the “real finance minister of India.”
Several theories have been proposed to explain the origin, process, strength, variability, and distribution of the monsoon, but understanding and predictability are still evolving.
📷 The monsoon turns large parts of the Indian subcontinent from semi-deserts into green grasslands. These two photos were taken only three months apart from the same place in the Western Ghats, a mountain range parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula. Arne Hückelheim, CC BY-SA 3.0.
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