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An investigation of heaviest rainfalls over coastal Andhra Pradesh of India during October

Reddy, RS and Mukherjee, BK and Indira, K and Ramana Murty, BV (1986) An investigation of heaviest rainfalls over coastal Andhra Pradesh of India during October. Monthly Weather Review, 114 (4). pp. 777-779.

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Abstract

An investigation of the dates of occurrence of heaviest rainfall is very important for flood forecasting. We have considered this aspect in the present study by examining the daily rainfall data for four coastal stations Kakinada, Masulipatnam, Nellore and Visakhapatnam for the month of October for a 10-year period 1973–82. The data have been analyzed by considering the heaviest rainfalls for each station separately. We have defined the heaviest rainfall as that which exceeds two or more times the mean rainfall of the month. The study shows that heaviest rainfalls occur during the period 16–23 October. This feature is repeated year after year, constituting a rainfall singularity for the region.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Meteorological Society
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 02 May 2015 09:56
Last Modified: 02 May 2015 09:56
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1222

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