Detecting changes in rainfall pattern and seasonality index vis-à-vis increasing water scarcity in Maharashtra

  title={Detecting changes in rainfall pattern and seasonality index vis-{\`a}-vis increasing water scarcity in Maharashtra},
  author={Pulak Guhathakurta and Elizabeth Saji},
  journal={Journal of Earth System Science},
Knowledge of mean rainfall and its variability of smaller spatial scale are important for the planners in various sectors including water and agriculture. In the present work, long rainfall data series (1901–2006) of districts of Maharashtra in monthly and seasonal scales are constructed and then mean rainfall and coefficient of variability are analyzed to get the spatial pattern and variability. Significant long term changes in monthly rainfall in the district scale are identified by trend… 

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