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Some aspects of daily rainfall distribution over India during the south-west monsoon season

Soman, MK and Kumar, KK (1990) Some aspects of daily rainfall distribution over India during the south-west monsoon season. International Journal of Climatology, 10 (3). pp. 299-311.

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an analysis of the daily rainfall at 365 Indian stations for the 80-year period, 1901-1980. The rainfall data relate to the south-west monsoon season June to September (122 days), which accounts for the major part of the annual rainfall over most parts of the country. The coefficient of variation (CV) of the daily rainfall series varies between 100 and 230 at individual stations, with nearly half the number of stations having CV values in the range 130-150. The number of days of significant rainfall (days with rainfall greater than the mean intensity per rain-day) constitute about 30 of the total number of rain-days and account for about 75 of the seasonal rainfall at almost all the stations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Meteorological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: daily rainfall distribution; monsoon; normalised rainfall curve; rainfall, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 02 May 2015 05:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2015 05:28
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1152

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