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SENSE PhD Graduate: Obbe Tuinenburg

PhD Graduation Student Obbe Tuinenburg

Location, date and time:


Aula, building 362, Gen. Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen

April 15, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Dissertation title:

Atmospheric Effects of Irrigation in Monsoon Climate: The Indian Subcontinent

Thesis summary:

Irrigation can affect the formation of rainfall, and thus induce a recycling of valuable water. The effect of irrigation on precipitation is the result of two opposing processes. Small scale irrigation may increase precipitation due to local precipitation triggering and basin scale moisture recycling. Large scale irrigation may decrease precipitation due to a shift in the monsoon flow. This thesis analyses the balance of such effects for the Indian part of the Ganges basin.

Prior to the defence a symposium is organised to discuss the effects that land may have on rainfall generation in a broader context. This will be 15 April , from 13-15hrs in FORUM C417, Wageningen University. > Read more

You are cordially invited to join either or both events!

Group: Wageningen University, Earth System Science and Climate Change
Promotor: Prof.dr. P. Kabat
Co-supervisor: Dr. R.W.A. Hutjes

Extra information

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-  The full text of this dissertation will become available in Wageningen Dissertation Abstracts after the PhD defense .

Posted by: Marjolijn Dannenburg on January 17, 2013 02:08:43 PM +01:00