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A radar study of severe thunderstorms around Delhi, Northern India, during the Monsoon season

Chatterjee, RN and Prakash, P (1989) A radar study of severe thunderstorms around Delhi, Northern India, during the Monsoon season. Atmospheric Research, 22 (4). pp. 373-384.

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Abstract

Some aspects of 549 severe thunderstorms, observed within 100 km around Delhi (northern India) during the monsoon seasons of the 20-year period from 1959 to 1978 have been investigated. They form only 7.9 of the total number of convective clouds sampled during the period under survey. In about 43 of the cases the storm tops were found to lie between 12 and 13 km, and only in 7.6 they penetrated the tropopause. Study of the spatial distribution of the storm echoes by octants revealed that they were not uniformly distributed. It was also observed that severe storms have a tendency to organise themselves in a line. Atmospheric thermodynamical conditions on the days of occurrence of these storms have also been examined. Details of the study are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: convective cloud; monsoon season; radar study; severe thunderstorm; storm top; thunderstorm; tropopause, India, Delhi
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 02 May 2015 08:22
Last Modified: 02 May 2015 08:22
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1175

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