Drought Exposes Cracks in India's Monsoon Model

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Science  23 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5585, pp. 1265-1267
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5585.1265

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NEW DELHI-- India's first serious drought in 15 years is doing more than parching the soil and threatening the country's food supply. It has also stirred up a debate over the robustness of a homegrown climate forecasting model that badly missed predicting this summer's sharp decline in life-sustaining rains over much of the country.