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Assessment of Temperature Trends in Different Bioclimatic Zones of India

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Trends in maximum, minimum and mean temperatures in seven bioclimatic zones have been studied at seasonal and annual scales with the help of data from 57 stations all over India for the period from 1901 to 2015. Linear regression model is used to determine the rate of change of temperature and student t-test is applied for significance testing. Results are cross-checked with those obtained with the Mann-Kandall test. The study reveals that in all zones maximum temperature is increasing at higher rates than minimum temperature except the sub-humid moist zone and typic arid zone during the summer season. The investigation also reveals that the increasing trend in maximum temperature is higher in moist areas than in arid areas, while the increasing trend in minimum temperature is greater in arid areas than in moist areas.

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Dhorde, A., Gupta, A., Dhorde, A. (2022). Assessment of Temperature Trends in Different Bioclimatic Zones of India. In: Chenchouni, H., et al. New Prospects in Environmental Geosciences and Hydrogeosciences. CAJG 2019. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72543-3_2

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