Total rain accumulation and rain-rate analysis for small tropical Pacific islands: a case study of Suva, Fiji

Kumar, Vickal V. and Deo, Ravinesh C. and Ramachandran, Visagaperuman (2006) Total rain accumulation and rain-rate analysis for small tropical Pacific islands: a case study of Suva, Fiji. Atmospheric Science Letters, 7 (3). pp. 53-58.

Abstract

Rain-rate analyses using hourly data from 1990 to 2002 predict rain occurrence for ~15% of the year while minute data for the period Apr ‘02–Mar ‘03 resolve rain-rate more accurately and show rain occurrence of ~2% of the year. It is estimated that <1% of the rain at the site is mainly convective. Rainfall analysis confirms its dependence on El Nino Southern Oscillation and convergence zones.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version not held.
Depositing User: Dr Ravinesh C Deo
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 06:46
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: rain-rate; El Nino Southern Oscillation; rainfall structure; tropical region
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960202 Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1002/asl.131
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7416

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