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Poisson distribution and years of bad monsoon over India

Mooley, DA and Parthasarathy, B (1979) Poisson distribution and years of bad monsoon over India. Archiv für Meteorologie, Geophysik und Bioklimatologie Serie B, 27 (4). pp. 381-388.

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On the basis of all available record, a series of summer monsoon rainfall of India as a whole has been obtained for the period 1841 to 1977. Years of bad monsoon over the country have been identified. It has been shown that the occurrences of bad monsoon years are random events in the time continuum and that the number of bad monson years in a five-year period is distributed according to the Poisson probability law. A bad monsoon year dislocates the country's economy. To avoid this the country may provide adequate funds keeping in view the probability of getting bad monsson year(s) in a five-year period.

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 04:42
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