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Solar cycle and Indian rainfall (Study of relationship between solar cycles and Indian rainfall for the period 1871-1984 of using MEST)

Reddy, RS and Neralla, VR and Godson, WL (1989) Solar cycle and Indian rainfall (Study of relationship between solar cycles and Indian rainfall for the period 1871-1984 of using MEST). Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 39. pp. 194-198.

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to examine critically the relationship between solar cycles and Indian monsoon rainfall, for the period 1871–1984, and to search for significant periodicities, by utilizing the maximum entropy spectral technique (MEST). The results of this study using MEST show clearly a significant 11-year cycle in solar activity and rainfall. Also present is a significant 7.33-year cycle in rainfall. The double (Hale) sunspot cycle is not discernible here either in sunspot number or in rainfall. The cross-spectral analysis between the sunspot number and rainfall confirms the existence of a reasonable correlation over an 11-year cycle with a relative phase lag of 0.16 year (sun lead)

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer-Verlag
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 09:29
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 09:29
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/3727

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