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Rainstorms which contributed greatest areal rain depths in India

Dhar, ON and Rakhecha, PR and Mandal, BN (1980) Rainstorms which contributed greatest areal rain depths in India. Archiv für Meteorologie, Geophysik und Bioklimatologie Serie A, 29 (1-2). pp. 119-130.

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On the basis of analysis of a large number of rainstorms associated with tropical disturbances such as depressions, cyclonic storms and severe storms, it has been found that September, 1880 and July, 1927 rainstorms over the plain areas of the country gave the highest areal rain depths in India. These rain depths have been worked out for different areas and durations and have been compared with the similar areal rain depths over the tropical region of USA. This study has shown that for durations of 2 and 3 days, Indian areal rain depths have been higher in magnitude when compared to USA rain depths. For one-day duration, upto 5180 (2000 sq.miles) area, USA areal rain depths are greater, while for larger areas Indian rain depths are either higher or almost equal with that of USA.

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 16:52
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