Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Research article
26 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 26 Mar 2021

Statistical characteristics of raindrop size distribution over the Western Ghats of India: wet versus dry spells of the Indian summer monsoon

Uriya Veerendra Murali Krishna, Subrata Kumar Das, Ezhilarasi Govindaraj Sulochana, Utsav Bhowmik, Sachin Madhukar Deshpande, and Govindan Pandithurai


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AR by Subrata Kumar Das on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Feb 2021) by Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath
AR by Subrata Kumar Das on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Indian summer monsoon (ISM) rainfall exhibits sub-seasonal variability as active spells with good rainfall (wet spell) and weak spells or breaks with little to no rainfall (dry spell). Studies have shown that during the wet and dry periods of the ISM, there are contrasting behaviors in the formation of weather systems and large-scale instability. Thus, it is worth investigating how the raindrop size distribution varies during intra-seasonal timescale variations of the ISM in the Western Ghats.
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