• Harmonic analysis of summer mean wind at 200 mbar level during contrasting monsoon years over India

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      Harmonic analysis; summer mean wind; meridional transport

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      Summer (June–August) mean zonal and meridional wind components at 200 mbar level are subjected to harmonic analysis for the years 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1979. It is found that the small scale disturbances are intense during normal monsoon years. The westerlies in the belt 10°S to 30°S are stronger during drought years. During normal monsoon years (1970, 1971) the northward transport of westerly momentum by wave number 1 at 19.6°N is large as compared to drought years (1972, 1979). The transport of westerly momentum by standing eddies is northward for all the years between 5°S and 28.7°N but large during the normal monsoon years.

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      S M Bawiskar1 S T Awade1 S S Singh1

      1. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune - 411 005, India
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