On the frequency of the 2015 monsoon season drought in the Indo-Gangetic Plain

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dc.contributor.author Mishra, Vimal
dc.contributor.author Aadhar, Saran
dc.contributor.author Asoka, Akarsh
dc.contributor.author Pai, Sivananda
dc.contributor.author Kumar, Rohini
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-26T08:54:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-26T08:54:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.identifier.citation Mishra, Vimal; Aadhar, Saran; Asoka, Akarsh; Pai, Sivananda and Kumar, Rohini, “On the frequency of the 2015 monsoon season drought in the Indo-Gangetic Plain”, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071407, Dec. 2016. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276
dc.identifier.issn 1944-8007
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/2587
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL071407
dc.description.abstract The 2015 drought in the Indo-Gangetic Plain posed new challenges related to food and water security and affected the lives of millions. All-India monsoon rainfall in 2015 was the tenth driest year on record (1906–2015) with a deficit of 14.5%, and the Indo-Gangetic Plain witnessed a rainfall deficit of 25.8% (third rank event). Drought severity was amplified by deficits from the previous years in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and other parts of India. The Indo-Gangetic Plain faced a 2 year cumulative deficit of 51%, and the drought of 2014–2015 was unprecedented with a return period of 542 years. The GRACE data showed the occurrence of consecutive negative terrestrial water storage and groundwater anomalies in 2014 and 2015, mainly centered over the Indo-Gangetic Plain region. Notwithstanding uncertainty in future projections, the multiyear droughts in the same regions can pose challenges for water resources and agriculture. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Vimal Mishra, Saran Aadhar, Akarsh Asoka, Sivananda Pai and Rohini Kumar
dc.format.extent Vol. 43, no. 23, pp. 12102–12112
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.subject Drought
dc.subject Hydroclimatology
dc.subject Precipitation
dc.subject Soil moisture
dc.subject Water management
dc.title On the frequency of the 2015 monsoon season drought in the Indo-Gangetic Plain en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Geophysical Research Letters


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