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Implementation of intuitionistic fuzzy logic to assess the predictability of severe thunderstorms
Volume: 47
Issue: 5
Pages: 477 - 483
Thunderstorms are responsible for remarkable devastation when accompanied with lightning flashes, high wind gusts, torrential rain, hail and tornadoes. Weather hazards due to thunderstorms of such severe measure take place every year over Kolkata (22°32'N, 88°20'E), India during the pre-monsoon season (April-May). Prediction of severe thunderstorms is extremely important to cope with the devastations. However, forecasting severe thunderstorms is very difficult because the weather system is confined within a very small spatial-temporal scale. The network of observation systems is not adequate to detect such high frequency small scale weather. The purpose of the present study is to bring in the concept of Intuitionistic fuzzy logic as a decision - making technique to assess the predictability of severe thunderstorms over Kolkata in the premonsoon season. Different measures of entropies are used to extract the route of fuzziness. The intuitionistic fuzzy logic is implemented with ten years (1997-2006) observation of the occurrence/nonoccurrence of severe thunderstorms to assess the predictability. The result reveals that two consecutive severe thunderstorm days are highly probable after two consecutive non-thunderstorm days whereas the probability of severe thunderstorm is very less after three consecutive non-thunderstorm days during the pre-monsoon season over Kolkata. The result is compared with the box-and-whisker plot and validated with four years (2007-2010) observations of India Meteorological Department (IMD). © 2011 The Korean Meteorological Society and Springer.
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JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences