Indian Monsoon (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption Today, the Indian Ocean is characterized by uniformly warm and stable rainfall patterns liked the seasonal monsoon. New research from The University of Texas at Austin has revealed that during the last ice age the Indian Ocean drove disruptions in tropical rainfall that could be triggered again by future climate change. Credit Premnath Thirumalaisamy/Flickr. Usage Restrictions CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Include photo credit. NonCommercial. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.