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Recent land use/land cover changes and their impact on the evolution and structure of thunderstorm in New Delhi
Author(s): Ashu Mamgain; Unnikrishnan C. K.; E. N. Rajagopal
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Paper Abstract

Current study investigates the impact of changes in land use/land cover (Lu/Lc) on thunderstorm, the short lived convective event occurred in New Delhi. We are trying to understand the impact of urban Lu/Lc changes on the structure and evolution of severe thunderstorm activities over a short time period. Lu/Lc data from IGBP are available for the period 1992-1993 and recent period 2012-2013 Lu/Lc data are from the ISRO AWiFS satellite sensor. We have used a cloud resolving model at 1.5 km resolution embedded within a coarser resolution global model at 17 km resolution. These configurations of models are based on UK Met Office Unified Model. Recent period Lu/Lc shows an increase in urban build up and increase in bare soil fraction over Delhi region. Our result shows that the Lu/LC change can impact the low level wind and thermodynamic structure of the storm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9882, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VI, 98820P (3 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223602
Show Author Affiliations
Ashu Mamgain, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)
Unnikrishnan C. K., National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)
E. N. Rajagopal, National Ctr. for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9882:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VI
Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti; Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Editor(s)

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