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Classification of summer monsoon rainfall patterns over India

Kulkarni, A. and Kripalani, RH and Singh, SV (1992) Classification of summer monsoon rainfall patterns over India. International Journal of Climatology, 12 (3). pp. 269-280.

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It is seen that 75 of the charts can be classified into six distinct types by the map-to-map method. Six distinct types also are obtained by the k-means method. The first four dominant EOFs explain 52 of the variance. Intercorrelations and contingency tables among the types obtained by these methods and visual examination suggests that the dominant patterns are similar, irrespective of the method used. It is also seen that the monsoon rainfall for the country as a whole and the spatial patterns may have no relationship. Even during normal monsoon years, the spatial patterns may be different.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Meteorological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: classification scheme; monsoon; rain pattern; summer rain, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 11:24
Last Modified: 11 May 2015 11:24

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