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Monsoon precipitation over northeast India and Tibetan region a comparative study

Dhar, ON and Nandargi, S (2007) Monsoon precipitation over northeast India and Tibetan region a comparative study. International Journal of Meteorology, 32 (316). pp. 47-51.

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An attempt has been made in this paper to study the distribution of monsoon precipitation in the northeast Indian region (between longitude 88° to 98° E and latitude 24° to 28° N) and over the corresponding region of Tibet (between longitude 88° to 98° E and latitude 28° to 32° N). The two regions are contiguous and are just south and north of the Great Himalayan Range respectively. The study pertains to only two years of precipitation data of 1997 and 1998, for which Tibetan data has become available. The aim of the study is to find out how much reduction in precipitation takes place in the moisture of the monsoon winds while crossing the great wall of the Himalayas, which separates the two contiguous regions. It appeared from this study that the precipitation over Tibet is about one fifth of what is obtained in northeast India just to its south. © The International Journal of Meteorology.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative study; monsoon; precipitation (climatology); regional climate Asia; China; Eurasia; Far East; Himalayas; India; South Asia; Xizang
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 05:31
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 05:31

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