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Variability of the Indian summer monsoon and tropical circulation features.

Mooley, DA and Parthasarathy, B (1983) Variability of the Indian summer monsoon and tropical circulation features. Monthly Weather Review, 111 (5). pp. 967-978.

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Abstract

The Indian economy is very closely linked with the variable performance of the summer monsoon. The incidence of dry and wet conditions over the country has been examined for the period 1871-1978 by examining the normal monsoon rainfall and its variability over the region by means of the Index of Dryness over India (IDI) and the Index of Wetness over India (IWI). These are respectively defined as the country's percentage area characterized by dry and wet conditions. The IDI and IWI show consistently significant correlation with the Southern Oscillation Index and with sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies of the equatorial eastern Pacific for the concurrent and succeeding seasons.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Meteorological Society
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 17:57
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 17:57
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1286

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