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Relation between the equatorial East Indian Ocean Sea surface temperature and Indian seasonal and annual rainfall

Rahul, P and Reddy, C and Salvekar, PS (2004) Relation between the equatorial East Indian Ocean Sea surface temperature and Indian seasonal and annual rainfall. Journal of Meteorology, 29 (290). pp. 191-195.

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Abstract

A strong positive correlation 99% is found between the April Sea Surface Temperature (SST) in the region EQ-5N, 85E-95E and the All India Annual Rainfall (AIAR), while a negative correlation 95% is identified between June SST in the region 5S-EQ, 85E-95E and the Indian South West Monsoon Rainfall (ISWMR). The SST's in the Grid could be used to predict the AIAR and the ISWMR prior to 8 and 3 months respectively. This grid has been specifically chosen since a Twin gyre system, recently discovered (Rahul, 2003) forms here, every year prior to the monsoon. The IITM rainfall series and Global Sea Ice Sea Surface Temperature (GISST) are used in this study.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Journal of Meteorology
Uncontrolled Keywords: air-sea interaction; correlation; monsoon; rainfall; sea surface temperature; seasonality, Asia; Eurasia; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean (East); South Asia
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 09:13
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 09:13
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1445

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