Open Access Digital Repository of Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India

Wavelet analysis of 14 years aerosol lidar observations over Pune, India

Devara, PCS and Pal, S (2004) Wavelet analysis of 14 years aerosol lidar observations over Pune, India. In: 22nd Internation Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 2004), July 2004, Italy.

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


Over 700 weekly spaced vertical profiles of aerosol number density have been archived during 14-year period (October 1986 - September 2000) using a bi-static Argon ion lidar system at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune (18 43 N, 73 51 E, 559 m amsl), India. The time series of monthly mean aerosol distributions in the boundary layer as well as at different altitudes have been subjected to the wavelet power spectral analysis to investigate different characteristic waves present in the data. The concurrent solar radiometric column aerosol optical depth data have also been analyzed. Both the time series exhibited 11-15 (annual) and 22-25 (quasi-biennial) months periodicities at statistically significant level, and their absolute power well matches with the Global Wavelet Spectra after smoothing, which further confirms the existence of such longer periodicities in the data. A brief description of the data series and wavelet transform analysis procedure are presented. Added, the implication of environmental parameters on the long-term trends in the lidar aerosol observations is also presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to European Space Agency
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boundary layers; Mathematical models; Meteorology; Optical radar; Oscillations; Radiometers; Radiometry; Spectrum analysis; Wavelet transforms; Weather forecasting, Pune, India; Temporal variability; Wavelet analysis; Wavelet transforms (WT), Aerosols
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 05:43
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 05:43

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item