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Water vapour transport of the pre-monsoon period and the general performance of the Indian summer monsoon

Bavadekar, SN (1982) Water vapour transport of the pre-monsoon period and the general performance of the Indian summer monsoon. Pure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH, 120 (1). pp. 67-78.

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Abstract

The advective monthly mean transfer of water vapour in the layer below 700 mbar is investigated for India for the years 1962 to 1972 and for the months January to September. The average zonal and meridional components of the transfer of water vapour for India are obtained. They are further averaged for different combinations of the pre-monsoon months from January to May and are correlated with the summer monsoon rainfall. The correlation coefficients for zonal transfer of water vapour are either negative or small positive for different combinations of the months mentioned above. The correlation coefficients for the meridional transfer of water vapour are positive. The maximum value is 0.74 for the March to May combination and is statistically significant at the 1 level. An extensive investigation is, therefore, made for the March to May averages of water vapour transfer for four broad regions of India. The parameters of water vapour transfer for these regions are compared with the threshold values and the prediction category, normal or drought, for the subsequent summer monsoon season is determined for all years. The correlation coefficient between the index of drought, as determined from parameters of water vapour transport and rainfall departure, is statistically significant at the 2 level.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Birkhauser
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monsoon; transport; tropical meteorology; water vapour.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015 09:57
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1323

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