Total rain accumulation and rain-rate analysis for small tropical Pacific Islands: A case study of Suva,Fiji.

Kumar, Vickal V., Deo, Ravinesh C. and Ramachandran, Visagaperuman (2006) Total rain accumulation and rain-rate analysis for small tropical Pacific Islands: A case study of Suva,Fiji.. Atmospheric Science Letters, 7 3: 53-58. doi:10.1002/asl.131


Author Kumar, Vickal V.
Deo, Ravinesh C.
Ramachandran, Visagaperuman
Title Total rain accumulation and rain-rate analysis for small tropical Pacific Islands: A case study of Suva,Fiji.
Journal name Atmospheric Science Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1530-261X
Publication date 2006-07-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/asl.131
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 53
End page 58
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Royal Meterological Society
Language eng
Subject 040104 Climate Change Processes
Abstract Rain-rate analyses using hourly data from 1990 to 2002 predict rain occurrence for 15% of the year while minute data for the period Apr '02-Mar '03 resolve rain-rate more accurately and show rain occurrence of 2% of the year. It is estimated that <1% of the rain at the site is mainly convective. Rainfall analysis confirms its dependence on El Niño Southern Oscillation and convergence zones.
Keyword rain-rate exceedance
El Nino Southern Oscillation
rainfall structure
tropical region
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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