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Fluctuations in the drought/ flood area over India and relationships with the Southern Oscillation.

Bhalme, HN and Mooley, DA and Jadhav, SK (1983) Fluctuations in the drought/ flood area over India and relationships with the Southern Oscillation. Monthly Weather Review, 111 (1). pp. 86-94.

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Abstract

An objective numerical drought/flood index has been used to obtain, on the dryness side, the Drought Area Index (DAI) and on the wetness side, the Flood Area Index (FAI) for India for the period 1891-1979. The DAI for a given year is the percentage area of India corresponding to a mean monsoon index with drought intensity equal to or less than -2 (moderate drought or worse). Likewise, on the wetness side, the Flood Area Index (FAI) for the given year is the percentage area of India corresponding to a mean monsoon index with flood intensity equal to or greater than +2 (moderate flood or worse), where the mean monsoon index of an area is the mean drought/flood index for the four monsoon months (June-September).

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 18:01
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 18:01
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1288

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