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Temporal variations of frequency of occurrence, horizontal size, height and aspect ratio of radar echoes from convective clouds around Delhi during monsoon season

Prakash, P and Chatterjee, RN (1997) Temporal variations of frequency of occurrence, horizontal size, height and aspect ratio of radar echoes from convective clouds around Delhi during monsoon season. Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics, 26 (4). pp. 196-199.

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Abstract

Temporal variations of frequency of occurrene, diameter (D), height (H) and aspect ratio (H/D) of radar detected precipitation echoes from convective clouds in Delhi region during the monsoon season have been studied. The study is based on hourly radar observations of precipitation echoes from 2467 convective clouds made during the monsoon seasons of 3-year period, 1977-79. Radar observations were taken mainly between 1000 and 1700 1ST (0430 and 1130 UTC). Frequency of occurrence of such precipitation echoes has been found to be more in afternoon and less in morning. Similar trend has been observed in the temporal variations of height and aspect ratio of precipitation echoes of these clouds. On the other hand, diameter of the echoes has been found to be maximum in the morning and minimum at noon. The study has also shown that the echo diameter has a linear relationship with its height. The relationship can be expressed by a regression equation, D = aH+b, where a and b are the coefficients to describe the equation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2015 14:59
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2015 14:59
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1707

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