THE CLUSTER ANALYSIS APPROACH FOR CLASSIFICATION OF ANDHRA PRADESH ON THE BASIS OF RAINFALL
Keywords:Cluster analysis, Principal components
The ave rage linkllBe method of cluster analys is was appl ied (or classifying the di stricts of Andhra
Prad esh on th e b asis of monthly rainfall recorded. in diff ere nt sea so ns . The meth od of cluste ring h as the ad va nta ge
of least subjectivity in clu ster formati on unlike th at of the pri nci pa l components method. Th e a nalysis was ca rried
ou t seasonwise on th e basis of 30 )~ ars of monthly rain fa ll data covering th e yea rs 1961-62 to 1~91. [I was found
that the di stri cts ofAndh ra Prad esh ca n be classified iuto 5 10 7 d usters which depend on the seaso n. Ea st and Wesl
God avari districts of coastal Andh ra region exh ib ited a similar pat tern in the rainfall of all the seasons: cert ain d istri
cts c f Telangan a region also exh ibi ted a simila r pan crn in rai nfall of all th e seasons excepting the 5Ou th~SI mensoon.
In ce rtai n clu eters . there was 8 representetien u t'Ji.oJlril,,·u from all th e three ~ii ons of the Stale, Seesonwise
clust erings a re also di scu ssed .
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