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Some thermodynamical and microphysical aspects of monsoon clouds

Selvam, AM and Murty, ASR and Vijaykumar, R and Paul, SK and Manohar, GK and Reddy, RS and Mukherjee, BK and Ramanamurty, BhV (1980) Some thermodynamical and microphysical aspects of monsoon clouds. Proc. Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth and Planetary Sciences), 89. pp. 215-230.

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Abstract

The thermodynamical and microphysical characteristics of monsoon clouds in the Poona, Bombay and Rihand regions were investigated using extensive aircraft in-cloud observations. The number of clouds sampled at Poona, Bombay and Rihand is 2199, 169 and 104 respectively. The temperatures inside the cloud are colder than its environment at Poona and Rihand. The maximum difference is about 3°C at the cloud base level and the difference decreased with height. At Bombay the difference is less than 1°C and at some levels the temperatures inside the cloud are warmer than its environment. The lapse rates of temperatures inside the cloud are slightly less than those in the immediate environment of the cloud. The environmental lapse rates are nearly equal to the saturated adiabatic value.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian academy of Science
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2016 08:49
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/3321

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