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Perturbations in tropical middle atmosphere during winter, 1984-1985

Mukherjee, BK and Indira, K and Dani, KK (1987) Perturbations in tropical middle atmosphere during winter, 1984-1985. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 37 (1). pp. 17-26.

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Abstract

Using high altitude rocketsonde data for Thumba (8.5 N, 76.9E) and Balasore (21.5 N, 86.9E) and the stratalert messages for high latitudes for the winter (December-March) 1984-1985, an examination has been made to study the perturbations in the temperature and winds in the tropical middle atmosphere and their linkage with the dynamical events occurring over the high-latitude middle atmosphere during that winter. The results of analysis indicated occurrence of strong cooling in the mesosphere over a period of seven days (5-12 December 1984) and the depth of the cooling layer was 15 km. This incident was followed by a strong warming over a period of seven days (12-19 December 1984) and the depth of the warming layer was 13 km. The major warming event, which occurred over high latitudes during the later part of December and the first week of January, was followed by the cooling in the mesosphere and warming in the stratosphere at Thumba. Also the zonal winds were strong easterly and the meridional winds were northerly in the upper stratosphere and the lower mesosphere over tropics during the same period. Weaker zonal winds/stronger easterly winds were generally noticed to be associated with coolings/warmings over tropics.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 12:01
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 12:01
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1205

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