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Indian summer monsoon drought 2009: Role of aerosol and cloud microphysics

Hazra, A and Taraphdar, S and Halder, M and Pokhrel, S and Chaudhari, HS and Salunke, K and Mukhopadhyay, P and Rao, SA (2013) Indian summer monsoon drought 2009: Role of aerosol and cloud microphysics. Atmospheric Science Letters, 14 (3). pp. 181-186.

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Cloud dynamics played a fundamental role in defining Indian summer monsoon (ISM) rainfall during drought of 2009. The anomalously negative precipitation was consistent with cloud properties. Although, aerosols inhibited the growth of cloud effective radius in the background of sparse water vapor, their role is secondary. The primary role, however, is played by the interactive feedback between cloud microphysics and dynamics owing to reduced efficient cloud droplet growth, lesser latent heating release and shortage of water content. Cloud microphysical processes were instrumental for the occurrence of ISM drought 2009.

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Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Meteorological Society.
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerosol; cloud droplet; cloud microphysics; drought; latent heat flux; monsoon; precipitation (climatology); summer; water content; water vapor, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 10:49

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