Impact of lunar cycle on the precipitation in India

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Scientists for different regions of the world have incated the impact of lunar cycle on different climatic parameters including precipitation. In the present study the impact of the lunar cycle on the precipitation in India has been analyzed. Daily precipitation records were assembled for 129 stations spread across the subcontinent for the time period 1910 to 2000. The results of the study indicate a general tendency towards the increased occurrences of precipitation a few days after the full moon in the interiors. The west coast of India showed tendency towards higher precipitation amounts in the ascending phase of the lunar cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 16 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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