Rainfall pattern and crop planning

Saksena, A. and Bhargava, P.N. and Narain, P. (1979) Rainfall pattern and crop planning. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 13 (4). pp. 208-214.

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An attempt was made to study the distribution of dry and wet spells and the pattern of occurrence of rainfall in short intervals of 5-, 10- and 15-day periods. It was found that a truncated geometric distribution suitably defined the distribution of dry and wet spells in short intervals. Expected lengths of spells for various levels of conditional probabilities were obtained through empirical relations. The use of these expected lengths and pattern of occurrence of rainfall in crop planning is shown with the jowar [sorghum] crop for Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. The tables of expected lengths of spells for different levels of conditional probabilities can be used for any weather variable if a day can be classified as normal or cold on the basis of its temp

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India
Subjects: Atmosperic Science > Climatology
Atmosperic Science > Meterology
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 09:14
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8363

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