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Terrestrial radiation balance in the atmosphere over NW India

Lal, M (1973) Terrestrial radiation balance in the atmosphere over NW India. Archives for Meteorology, Geophysics and Bioclimatology, B21. pp. 233-242.

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This paper describes a numerical method on the evaluation of infrared radiation fluxes in a dusty atmosphere from the equation of radiative transfer. The solution is obtained by means of direct integration of the transfer equations depending upon particular monochromatic properties of multi-component medium which absorbs, emits and anisotropically scatters radiation. The computations reveal that the dense haze in the atmosphere over NW-India considerably decreases the upward radiative flux, increases the downward radiative flux and increases the radiative cooling rates compared to an otherwise transparent atmosphere. It is concluded that this infrared cooling of the lower troposphere could result in subsidence in the atmosphere and thus may have a bearing on the rainfall pattern of the northwest India.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 22 May 2016 04:03
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