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Was the July 1981 rainstorm over Rajasthan unprecedented?

Dhar, ON and Rakhecha, PR and Mandal, BN and Sangam, RB (1982) Was the July 1981 rainstorm over Rajasthan unprecedented? Pure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH, 120 (3). pp. 483-494.

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The rainstorm of 17 to 21 July 1981 which caused exceptionally heavy rains and floods in arid Rajasthan, was analysed. It was observed that 7 stations in the rainstorm area broke their previous 80-year record of one-day rainfall, and two of these stations equalled their respective estimates of probable maximum precipitation (PMP). A comparison of areal raindepths of this rainstorm with the similar raindepths of past severe-most rainstorms of this region showed that this rainstorm gave unprecedented raindepths up to about 38 850 sq. km (i.e. 15 000 sq. miles) for a 3-day duration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Birkhauser
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flood; Precipitation; Tropical meteorology.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 04:27
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 04:27

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