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Temperature stratification of the atmospheric boundary layer over the Deccan Plateau, India, during the summer monsoon

Parasnis, SS and Krishna, K and Mohan, B (1980) Temperature stratification of the atmospheric boundary layer over the Deccan Plateau, India, during the summer monsoon. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 19 (2). pp. 165-174.

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Abstract

Category: The ABL consisted of two layers of thickness 700-900 m separated by a thin transition layer. The lapse rates in the former two layers were dry adiabatic. Category: The lowest layer of the ABL of thickness 400-600 m was adiabatically stratified and the overlying layer was stable with gradients of potential temperature 4-5°C km-1. The stable layer contained a thin adiabatic stratified layer of 200-300 m thickness at a height of 1.5 km. Category: The lowest 200-400 m layer of the ABL was adiabatically stratified and the overlying layer was stable with potential temperature gradients of 5-6 °C km1. Category: The ABL was mainly stable with potential temperature gradients of 6 °C km-1 or greater. Occasionally thin layers with adiabatic stratification were found embedded in the ABL. The temperature distribution of the horizontal temperature at 900 m was mainly normal. The high-frequency portion of the spectra lying between 0.05 and 0.16 Hz (corresponding to wave length 1 km to 300 m) oscillated around the -\2/3 power law line. The spectral curve showed a significant peak at 0.011 Hz having a wave-length of 5 km. The vertical and horizontal temperature structure of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) were studied using aircraft observations made in the lowest 2.4 km above ground level during the summer monsoon. The vertical temperature structure of the ABL in the region may be classified into the following four categories.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 11:23
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 11:23
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1364

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