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Probability model for droughts in ancient China

Mooley, DA (1981) Probability model for droughts in ancient China. Monthly Weather Review, 109. pp. 191-193.

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Abstract

A statistical analysis has been made of the occurrence of drought over cast-central China during the periods 725 BC-426 BC and 200 BC-1 BC as reported by Wang (1979) from ancient Chinese chronicles. The occurrence of drought is random and the number of droughts in a decade follows the Poisson as well as the binomial distribution. Changes in the mean frequency of drought are not found to be significant.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Meteorological Society
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2016 05:10
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2016 05:10
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/3362

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