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Title: Dynamic characteristics of Atmospheric boundary Layer during different phases of Monsoon
Authors: Hamza, Varikoden
Dr.Babu, C A
Keywords: Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL)
lower atmospheric wind profiler (LAWP)
Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL)
QuikSCAT
Issue Date: May-2006
Publisher: Department of Atmospheric Science
Abstract: Atmospheric Boundary layer (ABL) is the layer just above the earth surface and is influenced by the surface forcing within a short period of an hour or less. In this thesis, characteristics of the boundary layer over ocean, coastal and inland areas of the atmosphere, especially over the monsoon regime are thoroughly studied. The study of the coastal zone is important due to its high vulnerability mainly due to sea breeze circulation and associated changes in the atmospheric boundary layer. The major scientific problems addressed in this thesis are diurnal and seasonal variation of coastal meteorological properties, the characteristic difference in the ABL during active and weak monsoons, features of ABL over marine environment and the variation of the boundary layer structure over an inland station. The thesis describes the various features in the ABL associated with the active and weak monsoons and, the surface boundary layer properties associated with the active and weak epochs. The study provides knowledge on MABL and can be used as the estimated values of boundary layer parameters over the marine atmosphere and to know the values and variabilities of the ABL parameters such as surface wind, surface friction, drag coefficient, wind stress and wind stress curl.
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/879
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