Effects of Monsoons
The effects of the winter monsoons are very different from the summer monsoons. During winter monsoons, the wind blows from the land to ocean, while in the summer it is the opposite. This can cause major climate changes throughout the entire world, depending on the location.
- Global Monsoons
Monsoons in general tend to divert low pressure systems during the winter monsoons while bringing in moisture and large amounts of rain in the summer monsoon seasons. The major areas affected by monsoons are the Mexico Gulf area, South America, Australia, and Southern Asia. It causes droughts during the winter while bringing in moisture in the summer, changing agriculture patterns and has the potential to cause damage to the infrastructure of the affected area.
- Monsoons in Southern Asia
Monsoons in Southern Asia are the most well known and most potent. The monsoons in Southern Asia are known to bring about long drought periods from September to March. It is hard to grow crops during this period due to the lack of water. The wind blows from the Himalayas, causing a desert effect, since the tall mountains block all the moisture from reaching Southern Asia. The summer monsoon is known to do the opposite, bringing huge amounts of moisture from the Indian Ocean causing massive flooding in many areas. This flooding can destroy the infrastructure of the region if people are not properly prepared. Although monsoons have the ability to damage, they have become an intricate part of society, changing agricultural patterns and affecting people.s lives in many ways as people learn to live with the dry and flooding seasons of monsoons.