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Log-normal distribution of the heights of convective clouds around Delhi, north India

Chatterjee, RN and Prakash, P and Ali, K (1993) Log-normal distribution of the heights of convective clouds around Delhi, north India. Journal of Meteorology, 18 (179). pp. 161-166.

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Abstract

Frequency distributions have been examined to investigate whether the growth of such clouds takes place according to a random process that obeys the law of proportionate effects as proposed by Lopez (1977). Echo heights have been found to be distributed log-normally in all seasons except in the largest few per cent of the height categories where the distributions deviated below the log-normal line. The observed distributions confirm that the convective clouds grow according to the above law in this region also. The observed deviation of the distributions below the log-normal line at greater heights indicates the presence of fewer clouds of such heights than a log- normal distribution predicts. This is attributed to the effect of tropopause which limits the vertical development of convective clouds. -from Authors

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Uncontrolled Keywords: convective cloud; height; log normal distribution; radar echo; India; Rajasthan; Delhi
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 14:00
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2015 14:00
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1062

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