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Global Radiation, Transmissivity and Bright Sunshine Hour Trend over Nagpur in Pre-Monsoon and Monsoon Seasons

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Global dimming term was introduced in 1990s which means the decline in global radiation. This decline was reported in several studies across the world. In the present study time series analysis of global radiation (1960-2003), transmissivity (1960-2003) and bright sunshine hours (1973-2003) has been done over Nagpur during pre-monsoon (March to May) and monsoon seasons (June-September). A significant decrease in global radiation and transmissivity has been reported for both the seasons and it was higher during pre-monsoon compared to monsoon. Bright sunshine hour has also shown good agreement with the previous trend with a significant trend on pre-monsoon months only. Mann Kendall test was performed to confirm the significance of reported trend.

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J. Singh, M. Kumar and B. Bhattacharya, "Global Radiation, Transmissivity and Bright Sunshine Hour Trend over Nagpur in Pre-Monsoon and Monsoon Seasons," Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 206-209. doi: 10.4236/acs.2012.22021.

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