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Orographic effect on tropical rain physics in the Asian monsoon region

Harikumar, R. (2016) Orographic effect on tropical rain physics in the Asian monsoon region. Atmospheric Science Letters, 17 (10). pp. 556-563.

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Effect of orography on tropical rain drop size distribution (DSD), which was not well known, is evidenced through the present study. DSD is the number of raindrops/unit volume/diameter interval, which tells about the underlying physics of rainfall process. Rain DSD was studied, using a Joss-Waldvogel disdrometer, at three coastal and a hill station in the Tropics. The variation in the characteristics of three physically significant parameters derived from the DSD with rain rate clearly unraveled the effect of orography on rain physics. The orographic rain appears to have larger drops compared with nonorographic rains when rain rate is high.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: tropical rain physics;rain drop size distribution;orographic effect;lognormal distribution;disdrometer
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 09:22

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