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Interaction of monsoon with northern hemisphere mid-latitude circulation

Awade, ST and Totagi, MY and Bawiskar, SM (1985) Interaction of monsoon with northern hemisphere mid-latitude circulation. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Earth and Planetary Sciences, 94 (2). pp. 147-157.

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Fourier analysis has been used for the monthly mean northern hemispheric geopotential height for the levels 700 mb and 300 mb for the months April through August in bad monsoon years (1972, 74 and 79) and in years of good monsoon rainfall over India (1967, 73, 77). From the Fourier coefficients the transport of momentum and of sensible heat have been computed in wave number domain. Waves 1 to 3 show contrasting features during years of good monsoon and bad monsoon. Northward transport of momentum across subtropical latitudes is larger in good monsoon years, while northward transport of sensible heat is larger in bad monsoon years. In good monsoon years there is a large divergence of momentum in the subtropics while there is a large convergence of momentum in the mid-latitudes. In bad monsoon years there is a large divergence of sensible heat in the sub-tropics, but a large convergence in the mid-latitudes. These quantities show similar features in pre-monsoon (April to May) during good and bad monsoon years.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 04:42
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