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Extreme monsoonal rainfall deficits in India

Gregory, S and Parthasarathy, B (1986) Extreme monsoonal rainfall deficits in India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 37 (4). pp. 194-204.

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Data from 306 stations in India, for the 70 years (1901-70) of summer (June-September) monsoonal rainfall, are grouped into 32 sub-regions. Extreme event theory is used to analyse the return periods of extreme rainfall deficits within each of these sub-regions, using the log-Pearson type III frequency distribution in a spatial rather than a temporal context. The resultant estimates for 2, 5 and 10 year return periods are compared with the patterns derived from the Gaussian frequency distribution applied to the 306 stations individually; the 50 and 100 year return period estimates are also considered.

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date Deposited: 02 May 2015 09:54
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