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Floods in India during the drought year of 2002

Nandargi, S and Dhar, ON (2003) Floods in India during the drought year of 2002. Journal of Meteorology, 28 (281). pp. 249-256.

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Floods normally do not occur during drought years. India is one of the few countries where even in a drought year floods do occur almost with the same frequency as in excess rainfall years. In this study, floods that occurred during the 2002 severe drought year, when rainfall over the country was 19 deficient, has been examined. It was found that the frequency of occurrence of floods in Indian rivers has been slightly less than the years when there was excess rainfall. This is attributed possibly to highly variable and erratic distribution of rainfall even in adverse weather conditions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Journal of Meteorology
Uncontrolled Keywords: drought; flooding; rainfall; weather, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 11:55
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2015 11:55

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