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On the performance of modified Palmer index

Bhalme, HN and Mooley, DA (1979) On the performance of modified Palmer index. Archiv für Meteorologie, Geophysik und Bioklimatologie Serie B, 27 (4). pp. 281-295.

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From an examination of the drought conditions in two selected districts each from arid, semi-arid and dry subhumid climatic regions of tropical India on the basis of Palmer drought index it has been found that Palmer index fails to describe realistically the drought conditions in these climatic regions. The Palmer index has been modified to suit the tropical weather conditions in India. The modifications introduced are in respect of the weighting factor and drought severity equation. The modified drought index is observed to produce better and realistic results.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer-Verlag
Uncontrolled Keywords: drought;India;Palmer index;tropical
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 04:46

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