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Spatio-temporal rainfall variability over Goa, India

Nandargi, S and Mulye, SS (2014) Spatio-temporal rainfall variability over Goa, India. International Journal of Meteorology, 39 (385). pp. 99-121.

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Goa is India's smallest state by area and is located on the west coast. Nine major rivers run through it, of which the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers are the major and important rivers from an irrigation and hydropower point of view. The spatial and temporal variation of rainfall in these basins has a great influence on water resources of the state. In view of this, on the basis of available monthly rainfall data from 1901-2012 and daily rainfall data for the period of 2001-2012 for the stations located in north and south districts of Goa, an analysis was carried out to review the mean monthly, seasonal and annual rainfall intensity, trends and its spatial distribution; severe rainstorms and their raindepths for different durations. The analysis will be important in water planning projects, especially irrigation,hydropower and flood control, etc. for Goa.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 23 May 2015 09:10
Last Modified: 23 May 2015 09:10

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