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Investigation of features of May, 2001 tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea through IRS-P4 and other satellite data

Mahajan, PN and Khaladkar, RM and Narkhedkar, SG and Nair, S and Prabhu, A and Mahakur, M (2012) Investigation of features of May, 2001 tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea through IRS-P4 and other satellite data. Mausam, 63 (1). pp. 137-148.

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Abstract

In this paper, utility of satellite derived atmospheric motion vectors and geophysical parameters is brought out to discern appropriate signals for improving short-range forecasts in respect of development/dissipation of tropical cyclones over the Indian region. Results of a particular case study of May, 2001 cyclone, which formed in the Arabian Sea are reported. Analysis of wind field with input of modified cloud motion vectors and water vapour wind vectors is performed utilizing Optimum Interpolation (OI) technique at 850 and 200 hPa for finding dynamical changes such as vorticity, convergence and divergence for the complete life period of this cyclone. Simultaneously, variations in geophysical parameters obtained from IRS-P4 and TRMM satellites in ascending and descending nodes are compared with dynamical variations for discerning some positive signals to improve short range forecasts over the Indian region. The enhancement of cyclonic vorticity at 200 hPa over larger area surrounding center of cyclone was observed from 26 to 28 May 2001 which gave a positive signal for dissipation of storm.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Meteorological Dept.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2014 06:12
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2014 06:12
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/443

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