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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 4: December 2017
Page (s) : 228-232
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Review Article
Online : 28-Dec-2017
Decadal Trend Analysis of Weather Parameters in Junagadh (Saurashtra) Region, Gujarat: A Case Study
Vishal Mehra, S.S.Chinchorkar* and D. M. Paradava
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The rainfall is an important parameter for the well being of around 1.2 billion people of India. However, certain extreme rainfall events occurring in different seasons cause disastrous situation over some parts. The average rainfall during decades 1980-90, 1991-2000 and 2001-11 were 1034.68, 772.1 and 1101.27 mm, respectively. The annual rainfall of Junagadh region shows increasing tendency reported higher rainfall in last decade 2001-2011. Similarly, past years BSS analysis significantly increasing trend and relative humidity at increasing trend, which may in confirmation to increase in rainfall for this station. The maximum temperature showed slightly increasing tendency, while minimum temperature revealed in significant increase. The average decadal minimum temperature for Junagadh region during decades 1980-1990, 91-2000 and 2001-11 were 19.65, 20.26 and 21.08°C, respectively. The average pan evaporation, trend analysis shows decreasing trend and wind velocity, trend analysis shows significantly increasing trend. It is conjectured that these events may be associated with the global and the regional warming under the climate change scenario. In the event of their continuation, there would be severe impact on societal and environmental issues warranting appropriate precautionary measures in near future to safeguard the interest of the vast population of this region. The likely cause for increase in minimum temperature is global warming.

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Mehra V., Chinchorkar S.S. and Paradava D.M. (2017). Decadal trend analysis of weather parameters in Junagadh (Saurashta) region, Gujarat: A case study. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(4) : 228-233
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