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The zones of severe rainstorm activity over India

Dhar, ON and Nandargi, S (1993) The zones of severe rainstorm activity over India. International Journal of Climatology, 13 (3). pp. 301-311.

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Examination of rainstorm data has shown that the Indian area has experienced about 97 severe rainstorms during the last 110 years. It has been seen also that the heavy-rain centres of these severe rainstorms have certain preferred areas or zones where they have occurred quite frequently. These zones have been demarcated and it has been found that there are four such plain-area zones in the country. It is felt that these zones broadly demarcate or limit the areas where transposition of rainstorms can be attempted using the rainstorm of that particular zone only in order to obtain design storm estimates for the design of spillway capacities of dams.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Meteorological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: dam safety; flood forecasting; rainstorm data; severe rainstorm, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 10:39
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 10:39

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