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Test: Precipitation - 1 - Question 1

A tropical cyclone is a

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A cyclone is a large low pressure region with circular wind motion. Two types of cyclones are recognized viz., tropical cyclones and extratropical cyclones. A tropical cyclone is a wind system with an intensely strong depression. The normal areal extent of a cyclone is about 100-200 km in diameter. The isobars are closely spaced and the winds are anticlockwise in the Northern hemisphere.

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Orographic precipitation occurs due to air masses being lifted to higher altitudes by

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The moist air masses may get lifted-up to higher altitudes due to the presence of mountain barriers and consequently undergo cooling, condensation and precipitation, such a precipitation is known as orographic precipitation.

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Test: Precipitation - 1 - Question 3

The average annual rainfall over the whole of India is estimated as

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Variability of annual rainfall in India is

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The standard Symons' type raingauge has a collecting area of diameter

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The standard recording raingauge adopted in India is of

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Natural syphon type is adopted as the standard recording type raingauge in India. It is also known as float-type gauge.

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The following recording raingauges does not produce the mass curve of precipitation as record:

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The Tipping-bucket type gauge gives data on the intensity of rainfall.

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When specific information about the density of snowfall is not available, the water equivalent -of snowfall is taken as

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A, B and C are three catchments each having an area of about 10,000 km2 situated in an arid zone, mountainous region of a tropical zone and flat region of a tropical zone respectively. The desirable number of hydrometeorological stations for each of these three areas, NA, NB and NC respectively will be such that

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The monthly rainfall at a place. A during September 1982 was recorded as 55 mm above normal. Here the term Normal means.

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