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Title: Identification of Flood and Drought Years over the Northeast Indian Region Using Normalized Index
Authors: Kumre S.K.
Mishra S.K.
Pandey A.
Dayal D.
Amrit K.
Ahmad S.
Murray R.
Published in: Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2020: Groundwater, Sustainability, Hydro-Climate/Climate Change, and Environmental Engineering
Abstract: The hydro-climatic condition over Indian region is governed by the southwest monsoon season (June to September), as a majority of annual rainfall occur in this season. The presence of flood and drought years influences the cultivation system and thus, the economy of the country as the Indian agricultural system is highly dependent on the natural rainfall. This study aims to identify the flood and drought years for the north-east Indian region from 1916 to 2015 by using sub-divisional rainfall data collected from Open Government Data (OGD) Platform of India. For this investigation, the normalized index (NI) of annual rainfall is utilized to recognize a particular year as drought or flood year. The century-long monthly rainfall data collected for four sub-divisions of the north-east Indian region spanning across 9 states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sikkim, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal) is utilized to compute the annual rainfall, average, standard deviation, and the normalized index. The results for each sub-division have been plotted to identify the normal, drought, or flood years. The results reveal that there is a significant inter-Annual variation of rainfall over all the sub-divisions, leading to frequent drought and flood years. This study recommends the application of the normalized index over north-east Indian region due to its ease of computation and uniformity. © 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Citation: Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2020: Groundwater, Sustainability, Hydro-Climate/Climate Change, and Environmental Engineering , (2020), 229- 235
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/18666
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Keywords: Drought and Flood Years
Monsoon
Normalized Index
North-East Indian region
Rainfall
ISBN: 9780784482964
Author Scopus IDs: 57202602245
55463271000
55851948172
57202582431
57194656262
Author Affiliations: Kumre, S.K., Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Mishra, S.K., Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Pandey, A., Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Dayal, D., Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Amrit, K., CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Mumbai, India
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