The Rains May Be A-Comin'

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Science  26 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5581, pp. 528-529
DOI: 10.1126/science.1074379

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The Southwest Asian monsoon affects nearly half the world's population in any given year. Yet little is known about its natural variability on decadal to centennial time scales. In his Perspective, Black highlights the report by Anderson et al., who shed light on the monsoon's variability over the past 1000 years.