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All-India Seasonal Rainfall Anomalies: 1871-1997

Abstract: All India rainfall is an areal average of 29 subdivisional rainfalls.
Subdivisonal rainfalls are from areally averaged district rainfalls.
The district rainfall is computed from averaging all stations in the
district. Rainfall amounts (in millimeters) are totals for June,
July, August, and September.

The data is consistent from 1871 - 1990 in that it is constructed
from a 306 station network, ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 36.0   S: 7.0   E: 97.0   W: 68.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: B. Parthasarathy, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Dataset Title: All-India Seasonal Rainfall Anomalies: 1871-1997
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Dataset Publisher: Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1871-06-01
Stop Date: 1997-09-30
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset author (B. Parthasarathy) if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: All India Precipitation

Data Center Personnel
Email: mitchell at
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: PS
Fees: None
Contact Address:
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Pune 411 008
Country: INDIA
B. Parthasarathy, A.A. Munot, and D.R. Kothwale, 1995: 'Monthly and
seasonal rainfall series for all-India homogeneous regions and
meteorological subdivisions: 1871-1994', Contributions from Indian
Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune-411 008, INDIA.

Mooley, D. A., and B. Parthasarathy, 1984: Fluctuations in all-India
summer monsoon rainfall during 1871-1978. Climatic Change, 6, 287-301.
Parthasarathy, B., K. Rupa Kumar, and A. A. Munot, 1991: Evidence of
secular variations in Indian monsoon rainfall-circulation
relationships. J. Climate, 4, 927-938.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23