Tropical rain belt

Tropical rain belt is a narrow band near the equator which experiences heavy precipitation. Normally, the belt oscillates in a north-south manner following the solar equator (latitude at which the sun is observed directly overhead at midday). According to a new study, climate change could cause uneven shifting of this band which may increase flooding in some parts of India. For instance is the belt shifts northwards over the Indian Ocean, southern India could experience intensified flooding.


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