(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Regional changes of the severities of meteorological droughts and floods in India

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PAL I. (1) ; AL-TABBAA A. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Engineering (GRO), Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dep. of Engineering, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper deals with long-term above and below normal monsoon precipitation causing prolong meteorological droughts and floods in India. Five regions across India comprising variable climates were selected for the study. Apart from long-term trends for individual regions, long-term trends were also calculated for the Indian region as a whole. The results show that intra-region variability for monsoon precipitation is large and there are increasing numbers of meteorological summer droughts. Meteorological monsoon floods were found to have negative long-term trends everywhere except in the peninsular Indian region. The results overall suggest generic conclusions concerning the region-wide long-term trend of severity of monsoon droughts and floods in India and their spatial variability


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no2 [pp. 195-206]

Bibliographic references : 21 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



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