Role of Statistics in Monitoring Rainfall

Harsha S
2017 IOSR Journal of Environmental Science Toxicology and Food Technology  
Rainfall is one of the climatological data which is widely analyzed for a long time. The present study focuses on the analysis of rainfall data in Mangalore, a coastal city of the state of Karnataka, India for the years 1970 to 2011. In addition to the classical procedures for the analysis of rainfall data, Run test and Kolmogorov-Smirnov two sample tests is innovatively used to study the random fluctuations in the yearly rainfall data and to study whether there is climate changes in the recent
more » ... anges in the recent years. Poisson distribution is fitted to the number of rainy days for each month of the rainy season across the years and fits well to the data except for the month of July. Run test is used to study whether the number of dry and wet spells is same across the years and is a new application of the Run test.
doi:10.9790/2402-1103030719 fatcat:7zs7xvw2fzg6vp2upgrxua7tku