IITM Indian regional/subdivisional Monthly Rainfall data set (IITM-IMR)

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Originator: D.R. Kothawale, K. Rupa Kumar, D.A. Mooley, A.A. Munot, B. Parthasarathy, N.A. Sontakke
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Title: IITM Indian regional/subdivisional Monthly Rainfall data set (IITM-IMR)
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Publication_Place: Maharashtra, India
Publisher: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
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Online_Linkage: http://www.tropmet.res.in/
Description:
Abstract:
[Source: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Homepage, http://www.tropmet.res.in/ ] The Indian rainfall data set was derived from 306 almost uniformly distributed stations for which rainfall data are available from 1871. The hilly regions consisting of four meteorological subdivisions of India which are parallel to Himalayan mountain range have not been considered in view of the meagre rain-gauge network and low areal representation of a rain-gauge in a hilly area. Two island subdivisions far away from mainland have also not been included. Thus, the contiguous area having network of 306 stations over 30 meteorological subdivisions measures about 2,880,000 sq.km., which is about 90 percent of the total area of the country. The monthly (January - December) area weighted rainfall series for each of the 30 meteorological subdivisions have been prepared by assigning the district area as the weight for each rain-gauge station in that subdivision. Similarly assigning the subdivision area as the weight to each of the subdivisions in the region, area weighted monthly rainfall series are prepared for Homogeneous regions of India as well as for all India. The data for the recent period 1991-2003 are preliminary estimates based on the subdivisional means supplied by the India Meteorlogical Department (IMD), which are in turn based on a variable network. However, the IMD data have been rescaled to conform to the long-term means of the respective subdivisions in the IITM-IMR data set. These data will be updated as and when the full set of data for 306 stations becomes available.
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REFERENCE: Mooley, D. A., Parthasarathy, B., Sontakke, N. A., and Munot, A. A 1981 : Annual rain-water over India, its variability and impact on the economy. J. Climatol, 1, 167-186. Parthasarathy, B., Sontakke, N. A., Munot, A. A. and Kothawale, D. R. 1987: Droughts/ floods in the summer monsoon rainfall season over different meteorological subdivisions of India for the period 1871-1984. J. Climatol, 7, 57-70. Parthasarathy, B., Rupa Kumar, K and Munot, A. A. 1993 : Homogeneous Indian Monsoon Rainfall : variability and prediction. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.) 121-155. Pant, G.B. and Rupa Kumar, K., 1997. Climates of South Asia. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 320 pp.
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Beginning_Date: 18710101
Ending_Date: 20031231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 68.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 97.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 7.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN > RAINFALL
Theme_Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: Central Indian Precipitation Index
Theme_Keyword: Core Monsoon Region
Theme_Keyword: Precipitation Anomalies
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > INDIA
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Copy Right: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Homi Bhabha Road Pune 411 008, India The accompanying data as described below may be freely used and redistributed for non-profit and non-commercial research purposes provided IITM is duly acknowledged as the data source. Any redistribution should necessarily include this document.
Point_of_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: V. V. SAPRE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Address: Pune 411 008
City: Maharashtra
Country: India
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vvscpt@tropmet.res.in
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IN/DST/IITM > Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Department of Science and Technology, India
Contact_Person: V. V. SAPRE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Address: Pune 411 008
City: Maharashtra
Country: India
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vvscpt@tropmet.res.in
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD > Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: India Rainfall Data
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.tropmet.res.in/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/correlation/indi...
Access_Instructions:
Access to core monsoon region Central Indian Precipitation Index since 1948.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19990706
Metadata_Review_Date: 20091105
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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