Article written by Eshwer Kale published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 3 dated 21 Jan, 2017)
The paper, by Suchita Awasthi and Poonam Kamble, aims to examine the variations in temperature and rainfall patterns in Sangamner taluka of Ahmednagar district.
In this paper, attempts have been made to study variations in temperature and rainfall in Sangamner Taluka of Maharashtra, India. Data at annual, seasonal and monthly time scales for the period of 1969-2009 (Temperature) and 1971-2010 (Rainfall) were examined. Trends in temperature, rainfall and rainy days have been assessed by Nonparametric tests (Mann-Kendall or Pre Whitened Mann-Kendall test for trend detection and Theil and Sen's Slope for magnitude of trend), Moving average and descriptive statistics.