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Relationship between all-India summer monsoon rainfall and southern oscillation/eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature

Mooley, DA and Parthasarathy, B and Sontakke, NA (1985) Relationship between all-India summer monsoon rainfall and southern oscillation/eastern equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Earth and Planetary Sciences, 94 (3). pp. 199-210.

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Abstract

The interannual variability of all-India summer monsoon (June to September) rainfall and its teleconnections with the southern oscillation index (SOI) and sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly of the eastern equatorial Pacific ocean have been examined for the period 1871-1978 for different seasons (i.e., winter, spring, summer and autumn). The relationship (correlation coefficient) between all-India summer monsoon rainfall and SOI for different seasons is positive and highly significant. Further examination of 10-, 20- and 30-year sliding window lengths' correlations, brings out the highly consistent and significant character of the relationships. The relationship between all-India monsoon rainfall and SST for different seasons is negative and is significant at 1 level or above. Drought years are characterised by negative anomalies of SOI and positive anomalies of SST and vice versa with flood years. The relationship between SOI and SST is negative and significant at 0.1 level. The relationships between all-India summer monsoon rainfall, SOI and sst are expected to improve our understanding of the interannual variability of the summer monsoon.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian academy of Science
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 11:09
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 11:09
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1247

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