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

Convective activity over heat-low region and Indian summer monsoon rainfall during contrasting phases of ESI tendency

Kakade, SB and Kulkarni, A (2013) Convective activity over heat-low region and Indian summer monsoon rainfall during contrasting phases of ESI tendency. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 115 (3-4). pp. 591-597.

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

Abstract

In this paper, the changes in convective activity over heat-low region over northwest India during contrasting phases of effective strength index (ESI) tendency have been examined. During contrasting phases of ESI tendency, evolution of surface pressure and temperature field over India from winter to spring is exactly opposite, and hence, the heat-low over northwest India depicts temporal and spatial variations in magnitude and location. During positive ESI tendency, the evolution of surface cooling and high surface pressure from winter to spring suggests reduced convective activity over heat-low region, while during the negative phase of ESI tendency, anomalously warm surface temperatures and low surface pressure evolve from winter to spring suggesting enhanced convective activity over the heat low region. The temporal variability in the relationship between surface temperature/pressure over heat-low region and Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) is also examined in this paper. During positive ESI tendency, heat-low temperature anomaly in February is significantly associated with ISMR, whereas during negative ESI tendency, both temperature/pressure over heat-low region in May are significantly associated with ISMR. These parameters may help in long range forecasting of ISMR.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 10:07
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 10:07
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/348

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item