Spatial distribution and diurnal variation of cumuliform clouds during Indian Summer Monsoon

Bhupendra Raut, R Karekar, Dileep Puranik

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The Indian Summer Monsoon brings most of the annual rainfall to India and its neighborhood. Since cumuliform clouds contribute the major fraction of rain, it is important to study the spatial and diurnal distribution of the probability of occurrence of cumuliform clouds (POC). For this study, Meteosat-5 infrared data for June to September of 2003 to 2006 are used. A wavelet-based method to extract all cumuliform clouds is used. The method uses the ? trous wavelet transform (ATWT) to separate small-scale (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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