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Study of rainfalls recorded at the Cherrapunji Observatory

Dhar, ON and Farooqui, SMT (1973) Study of rainfalls recorded at the Cherrapunji Observatory. Hydrological Sciences Bulletin, 18. pp. 441-450.

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The maximum rainfalls recorded at the Cherrapunji Observatory raingauge during various periods within the 57 years from 1903 to 1959 have been studied and the equation of the enveloping line has found to be R = 49 D0.485 where R is the rainfall in inches and D is duration in days. One-day maximum rainfalls for different periods from two to 100 years have also been worked out and the 100-year value has been found to be 2.1 times the 2-year value. The daily probable maximum precipitation (PMP), estimated by the Hershfield technique, is 78 in. A study of annual and monsoon rainfalls did not show any general linear trend but there was a gradual increase in amounts from 1944 to 1954.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor & Francis
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 22 May 2016 03:44
Last Modified: 22 May 2016 03:44

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