Heavy rains and dry lands don’t mix: reflections on the 2010 Pakistan flood (6 April 2011)

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Each summer, monsoon rains sweep across southwestern Asia, soaking India and Bangladesh. In nearby Pakistan, the rains are usually less intense, more intermittent, and centered in the northeast. But, unusual atmospheric conditions brought exceptional rain to Pakistan in the summer of 2010, causing the country's worst flooding in modern history. nationwide rain totals 70 percent above normal in July and 102 percent above normal in August.
Year: 6 April 2011
Language: English
In: NASA Online, 4pp p.

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