ESSIC / AOSC professor Raghu Murtugudde was recently quoted in a Tech2 article titled, “What Caused the Kerala Floods? Could We Have Done Anything To Prevent It?” The piece discusses the recent heavy rainfall across India, describing the protective measures that failed to prevent the flooding. Murtugudde is quoted on the “certain uncertainty” of climate predicting, stating that tropical systems like India’s evolve differently than systems in the United States or Europe and are thus harder to predict.
Raghu Murtugudde is an ESSIC / AOSC scientist and professor as well as an affiliate professor for the Geology department at University of Maryland, College Park. He works primarily in climate studies, exploring the co-evolution of life and climate and what it means for sustainability. He also writes a blog hosted on the ESSIC website.
To read the article in full, click here: “What Caused the Kerala Floods? Could We Have Done Anything To Prevent It?”