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Impact of assimilation of INSAT cloud motion vector (CMV) wind for the prediction of a monsoon depression over Indian Ocean using a mesoscale model
Author(s): V. F. Xavier; A. Chandrasekar; Devendra Singh
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Paper Abstract

The present study utilized the Penn State/NCAR mesoscale model (MM5), to assimilate the INSAT-CMV (Indian National Satellite System-Cloud Motion Vector) wind observations using analysis nudging to improve the prediction of a monsoon depression which occurred over the Arabian Sea, India during 14 September 2005 to 17 September 2005. NCEP-FNL analysis has been utilized as the initial and lateral boundary conditions and two sets of numerical experiments were designed to reveal the impact of assimilation of satellite-derived winds. The model was integrated from 14 September 2005 00 UTC to 17 September 2005 00 UTC, with just the NCEP FNL analysis in the NOFDDA run. In the FDDA run, the NCEP FNL analysis fields were improved by assimilating the INSAT-CMV (wind speed and wind direction) as well as QuickSCAT sea surface winds during the 24 hour pre-forecast period (14 September 2005 00 UTC to 15 September 2005 00 UTC) using analysis nudging. The model was subsequently run in the free forecast mode from 15 September 2005 00 UTC to 17 September 2005 12 UTC. The simulated sea level pressure field from the NOFDDA run reveals a relatively stronger system as compared to the FDDA run. However, the sea level pressure fields corresponding to the FDDA run are closer to the analysis. The simulated lower tropospheric winds from both experiments reveal a well-developed cyclonic circulation as compared to the analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6404, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions, 640412 (8 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693718
Show Author Affiliations
V. F. Xavier, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India)
A. Chandrasekar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India)
Devendra Singh, Department of Science and Technology (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6404:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions
Tiruvalam N. Krishnamurti; B. N. Goswami; Toshiki Iwasaki, Editor(s)

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