Rainfall Variations in an Urban Industrial Region

L. T. Khemani Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Poona, India

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Bh V. Ramana Murty Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Poona, India

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Abstract

The rainfall data, for the period 1901–69, of three stations in the region downwind of the urban industrial complex at Bombay and of two stations in the nearby non-urban region, have been analyzed. The study has indicated that, with respect to the non-urban region, the region downwind of the urban industrial complex recorded an increase of rainfall by about 15%, significant at less than the 1% level, during 1941–69 which is the period of increased industrialization.

Abstract

The rainfall data, for the period 1901–69, of three stations in the region downwind of the urban industrial complex at Bombay and of two stations in the nearby non-urban region, have been analyzed. The study has indicated that, with respect to the non-urban region, the region downwind of the urban industrial complex recorded an increase of rainfall by about 15%, significant at less than the 1% level, during 1941–69 which is the period of increased industrialization.

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