|標題:||A comprehensive statistical study of cloud base height using ceilometer over western India|
Shukla, K. K.
Institute of Environmental Engineering
|關鍵字:||Ceilometer;CBH;Indian Monsoon;Occurrence frequency|
|摘要:||A comprehensive statistical analysis of the cloud base height (CBH) measured by ground-based Vaisala ceilometer (CL31) has been performed to study different layers of the cloud in the lower troposphere up to 7.5 km height over Ahmedabad, western India during 2014 and 2015. The total observations (similar to 69%) of cloud by using ceilometer show annual cloud occurrence frequency of around 64%. Seasonal variation of CBH and cloud occurrence frequency reveal that the maximum/minimum cloud cover is found during southwest (SW) Indian summer monsoon/pre-monsoon season. Three CBHs (CBH1, CBH2, and CBH3) are presented in monsoon period due to high cloud occurrence, and two CBHs (CBH1 and CBH2) are observed in other seasons due to low cloud occurrence by ceilometer over the observational site. The CBH1 (similar to 100-2000 m) and CBH2 (500-3000 m) are observed during SW monsoon and summer season, respectively. The CBH3 is occurred usually in SW monsoon season. Moreover, the cloud cover during the day and night time shows that the occurrence of cloud is more frequent in daytime than nighttime during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon season. The statistical analysis of cloud with ground-based observations is also performed in this study that may be useful for the development/improvement of regional weather and climate models to reduce the uncertainty in the prediction. (C) 2018 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|期刊:||ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH|
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