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Fractal dimensional analysis of Indian climatic dynamics

Rangarajan, Govindan and Sant, Dhananjay A (2004) Fractal dimensional analysis of Indian climatic dynamics. In: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 19 (2). pp. 285-291.

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Abstract

In this paper, we use fractal dimensional analysis to investigate the Indian climatic dynamics. We analyze time series data of three major dynamic components of the climate––temperature, pressure and precipitation. We study how climate variability changes from month to month and from one season to the other. We also investigate variability both at a local level (for individual stations) and at a regional level (for groups of stations). Our studies suggest that regional climatic models typically would not be able to predict local climate since they deal with averaged quantities. We find an interesting effect that precipitation during the south-west monsoon is affected by temperature and pressure variability during the preceding winter.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10289

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