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Vertical transport of ozone and CO during super cyclones in the Bay of Bengal as detected by Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer

Fadnavis, S and Beig, G and Buchunde, P and Ghude, SD and Krishnamurti, TN (2011) Vertical transport of ozone and CO during super cyclones in the Bay of Bengal as detected by Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 18 (2). pp. 301-315.

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Vertical profiles of carbon monoxide (CO) and ozone retrieved from Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer have been analyzed during two super cyclone systems Mala and Sidr. Super cyclones Mala and Sidr traversed the Bay of Bengal (BOB) region on April 24-29, 2006 and November 12-16, 2007 respectively. The CO and ozone plume is observed as a strong enhancement of these pollutants in the upper troposphere over the BOB, indicating deep convective transport. Longitude-height cross-section of these pollutants shows vertical transport to the upper troposphere. CO mixing ratio ~90 ppb is observed near the 146-mb level during the cyclone Mala and near 316 mb during the cyclone Sidr. Ozone mixing ratio ~60-100 ppb is observed near the 316-mb level during both the cyclones. Analysis of National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) reanalysis vertical winds (omega) confirms vertical transport in the BOB.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon monoxide; ozone, atmospheric plume; atmospheric pollution; carbon monoxide; cyclone; mixing ratio; ozone; pollutant transport; spectrometer; troposphere; vertical profile, air pollutant; article; atmosphere; chemical model; chemistry; comparative study; computer simulation; environmental monitoring; factual database; hurricane; India; Indian Ocean; instrumentation; meteorology; methodology; season; Southeast Asia; spectroscopy; telecommunication, Air Pollutants; Asia, Southeastern; Atmosphere; Carbon Monoxide; Computer Simulation; Cyclonic Storms; Databases, Factual; Environmental Monitoring; India; Indian Ocean; Meteorology; Models, Chemical; Ozone; Satellite Communications; Seasons; Spectrum Analysis, Bay of Bengal; Indian Ocean, Ziziphus spina-christi
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2014 07:16
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2014 07:16

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