author = "Franchito, Sergio Henrique and Rao, Vadlamudi Brahmananda and 
                         Barbieri, Paulo R. B. and Santo, Clovis Monteiro do Espirito",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE/CPTEC)} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE/CPTEC)} and 
                         Funda{\c{c}}{\~a}o Cearense de Meteorologia, FUNCEME and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE/CPTEC)}",
                title = "Rainy season duration estimated from OLR versus raingauge data and 
                         the 2001 drought in Southeast Brazil",
              journal = "Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology",
                 year = "2008",
               volume = "47",
               number = "5",
                pages = "1493--1499",
                month = "may",
             keywords = "preciptation, estudos do tempo.",
             abstract = "Large precipitation deficits observed during the 2001 austral 
                         summer over the southeast region of Brazil contributed to the 
                         worsening of the energy crisis that was occurring in the country, 
                         with unprecedented social and economic consequences. Reliable 
                         information on the beginning of the rainy season was essential for 
                         the Brazilian government to manage the energy crisis. The purpose 
                         of this study is to determine the rainy season in this region and 
                         to point out the risk of using outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) 
                         data to estimate the beginning of it. The results show that when 
                         OLR data are used the beginning and the end dates of the rainy 
                         season are wrongly anticipated and delayed, respectively. The 
                         present study aims to provide useful information for the 
                         management of the impact of adverse climate conditions such as the 
                         one in 2001 by basing the analysis on rainfall data instead of on 
           copyholder = "SID/SCD",
                  doi = "10.1175/2007JAMC1717.1",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2007JAMC1717.1",
                 issn = "1558-8432 and 1558-8424",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "FRANCHITO v47 5 2008 ams.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "22 jan. 2021"