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Journal of Earth System Science

, Volume 112, Issue 2, pp 223–232 | Cite as

Observed daily large-scale rainfall patterns during BOBMEX-1999

  • A. K. Mitra
  • M. Das Gupta
  • R. K. Paliwal
  • S. V. Singh
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Abstract

A daily rainfall dataset and the corresponding rainfall maps have been produced by objective analysis of rainfall data. The satellite estimate of rainfall and the raingauge values are merged to form the final analysis. Associated with epochs of monsoon these rainfall maps are able to show the rainfall activities over India and the Bay of Bengal region during the BOBMEX period. The intra-seasonal variations of rainfall during BOBMEX are also seen using these data. This dataset over the oceanic region compares well with other available popular datasets like GPCP and CMAP. Over land this dataset brings out the features of monsoon in more detail due to the availability of more local raingauge stations.

Keywords

BOBMEX rainfall analysis monsoon Bay of Bengal convection 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Mitra
    • 1
  • M. Das Gupta
    • 1
  • R. K. Paliwal
    • 1
  • S. V. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.National Centre for Medium Range Weather ForecastingMausam Bhavan ComplexNew Delhi 3India

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