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Fluctuations of different moisture regimes in India

Singh, N (1984) Fluctuations of different moisture regimes in India. Archives for Meteorology, Geophysics, and Bioclimatology Series B, 35 (3). pp. 239-256.

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The relationships between moisture index (in ) and the average annual precipitation (in mm) over India have been obtained involving the data of 206 well distributed stations, so that climatic conditions (moisture regime) of any place in the country can be assessed with the average annual precipitation (AAP) over it. The purpose of the study is to know the spatial fluctuations of different moisture regimes by examining the fluctuations of the appropriate annual isohyets. The limits of the spatial shift of a particular moisture regime, with different probabilities, are marked by the isohyets, the magnitudes of which have been determined by the average-probability relationships of the annual precipitation of India. The probability of experiencing different climatic conditions over various stations receiving average annual precipitation less than 200 mm will be constantly (prob. > 99) under the influence of arid conditions whereas those with AAP more than 4000 mm under perhumid conditions (prob. > 98). But stations receiving AAP between 400 to 3400 mm may be under the influence of 3 to 5 types of moisture regimes.

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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