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Variations of thermodynamical parameters in the atmospheric boundary layer over the Deccan plateau region, India

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Abstract

The thermodynamical structure of the atmospheric boundary layer over the Deccan plateau region has been studied with aerological data for 1980 and 1981.

The temperatures in the sub-cloud layer were lower on active monsoon days than dose on weak monsoon days. An opposite trend was noticed in the layer above the 900 mbar level. The moisture content on active monsoon days was higher than that on weak monsoon days. The profile of relative humidity above the 850 mbar level showed large deviations between the active and weak monsoon conditions. On active monsoon days the values of dry static stability were higher than those on weak monsoon days. An opposite trend was noticed in the case of moist static stability. On active monsoon days the magnitudes of thev components of wind were small compared with those of theu components, and the latter showed a gradual decrease with height.

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Parasnis, S.S., Selvam, A.M. & Ramana Murty, B.V. Variations of thermodynamical parameters in the atmospheric boundary layer over the Deccan plateau region, India. PAGEOPH 123, 305–313 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00877025

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Key words

  • Atmospheric boundary layer
  • Thermodynamic structure of ABL
  • Southwest monsoon
  • Boundary layer thermodynamics