Welcome to NATURE on the Web. Each week, we present a feature based on the program scheduled to be aired nationally on PBS. This week, travel to India to experience one of the world's most intense weather events: the MONSOON.

Every year, the Indian subcontinent bakes under a merciless sun for months, waiting for the all-important, four-month-long rainfall called the monsoon. Learn more about the origins of this singular weather pattern, as well as why it is simultaneously anticipated and feared. Also, don't miss our Resources section, featuring related Web sites and books.

Be sure to check out the broadcast schedule for the 1997-1998 season, give us your feedback about the Web site and the programs in Dear NATURE, see the winners from our Contests for Kids, and try to solve our NATURE Puzzles.

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