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“Monsoon Prediction” by Prof. R. R. Kelkar

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Life in India revolves around the Indian southwest monsoon which is the most intense among all global monsoons. It is India s prime source of water, and Indian agriculture, food grain production and the GDP growth rate are linked to the behaviour of the monsoon rains. Prof. R. R. Kelkar’s book deals with the particular challenge posed by the need for monsoon prediction, user expectations, the current state-of-art in monsoon modelling, present scientific limitations and future prospects. It discusses the projections of monsoon behaviour in the 21st century, and the likely impact of global warming on the monsoon. The book can serve as a textbook for university courses in atmospheric and environmental sciences, as a guide for operational meteorologists, and as a source of reference for scientists, research workers and all others interested in the Indian monsoon.The book covers:

  • Classical and modern theories of the Indian southwest monsoon
  • Rainfall climatology of the monsoon
  • Global and regional relationships of the monsoon
  • Long range forecasting of seasonal monsoon rainfall
  • Prediction of intraseasonal monsoon elements
  • Projection of monsoon behaviour in the 21st century
  • Monsoon field experiments
  • Current status and future prospects in monsoon prediction

Publication Details:
Hardcover
Publisher: BS Publications, Hyderabad, India (2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8178001853
ISBN-13: 978-8178001852

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MAHALAKSHMI
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 11:26:50

    SIR I’M A PART TIME RESEARCH SCHOLAR AND MY AREA OF RESEARCH IS INFLUENCE OF SOALR ACTIVITY ON INDIAN RAINFALL. YOUR BOOK GIVES ME AMPLE INFORMATION IN THIS REGARD THANK YOU SIR.
    MAHALAKSHMI N

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    • Prof R R Kelkar
      Jul 28, 2010 @ 01:40:20

      Thanks and best wishes.

      R R Kelkar

      Reply

  2. Pooja
    Dec 28, 2009 @ 18:36:14

    Hi,

    My research involves Indian Monsoon and agriculture in Tamil Nadu. I think your book ‘Monsoon Prediction’ can offer a wealth of knowledge under one book which I may obtain studying different papers. Can you suggest where I can buy the book online

    Thank You

    Pooja

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    • Prof R R Kelkar
      Dec 29, 2009 @ 00:53:15

      Dear Pooja,

      Thank you for your interest in my book. I suggest that you send an email to the publisher, BS Publications, Hyderabad, at contactus@bspublications.net. Their phone number is 040 2344 5688 and fax number is 040 2344 5611.

      Best wishes for the New Year,

      R R Kelkar

      Reply

  3. Deepak Burkule
    Aug 07, 2009 @ 03:52:21

    Dear Sir,

    What is the exact contribution of plantation in monsoon advancing process. We can understand /imagine the huge tall mountains obstructing the clouds and resulting in rain in surrounding area. But if the clouds /monsoon won’t reach that area what is the role of plantation and greenery in this case?

    Thanks and Regards

    Deepak Burkule

    Reply

    • Prof R R Kelkar
      Aug 07, 2009 @ 05:14:08

      Dear Deepak,

      I do not know your background and so I cannot give you an appropriate explanation on this blog. The monsoon operates on many different scales of time and space. There are local factors and global influences. If you are really interested in knowing more about the science of the monsoon, there are many books about it. The latest is my book entitled “Monsoon Prediction” which you may like to buy. The details are available on this blog.

      Sincerely,

      R R Kelkar

      Reply

  4. Ravindra Khisti
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 06:56:56

    Respected Sir,

    I have heard about one person in Nasik, who predicts perfectly about rain. The prediction is based on wind position & other conditions existing six months prior to monsoon. If suck kind of prediction is possible why our metrological department takes the observations & guide the farmers.

    Regards,

    Ravindra Khisti

    Reply

  5. Vedang Apte
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 17:05:43

    Respected Sir

    i have a small query about monsoon predictions and its failuers;

    is it any time happend that due to non exsistence of monsoon drought like conditions have occured in INDIA? and if it has happend then what is the usual cycle of the monsoon?

    thanking you,

    Vedang Apte

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    • Prof R R Kelkar
      Jun 26, 2009 @ 00:16:03

      Dear Vedang,

      No, it has never happened that there was a “non-existence” of the monsoon, or when the monsoon failed to arrive at all. If you have a more specific question, feel free to ask.

      Kelkar

      Reply

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