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Space-time evolution of meteorological features associated with the onset of Indian summer monsoon

Soman, MK and Kumar, KK (1993) Space-time evolution of meteorological features associated with the onset of Indian summer monsoon. Monthly Weather Review, 121 (4). pp. 1177-1194.

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Abstract

Over the peninsular Indian stations, the rainfall composites show sudden and sharp increases with onset except in the case of east coast stations, where rainfall does not substantially change with the onset of the summer monsoon. The composite wind analysis demonstrates how the upper-tropospheric subtropical westerlies weaken and shift poleward and the tropical easterlies strengthen and spread north with the onset of the monsoon. The onset vortex that takes the monsoon northward along the west coast in many years is clearly discernible between 600 and 400 hPa in the composite streamline charts. The relative humidity builds up suddenly in the vertical a few days before the onset at the respective stations. The composite outgoing longwave radiation fields over the north Indian Ocean show rapid buildup of convective activity over the southeast Arabian Sea and east Bay of Bengal with the approach of the monsoon.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Meteorological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: meteorology; monsoon; onset; spatiotemporal evolution, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 09:26
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 09:26
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1061

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