Analysis of trends in maximum and minimum temperature, diurnal temperature range, and cloud cover over India

Shouraseni Sen Roy, Robert C. Balling

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Abstract

We assembled data at a 1° latitude by 1° longitude resolution for 285 cells across India and analyzed the seasonal trends in the maximum and minimum temperature, diurnal temperature range (DTR), and cloud cover for the time period 1931-2002. Significant increases in maximum and minimum temperature have occurred over the Deccan plateau, but in general, trends in DTR were not significant except for a decrease in northwest Kashmir in summer. The effect of cloud cover on the DTR was expectedly negative for most of the country for winter and summer seasons with significant increase in summer cloud cover in Kashmir.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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