• Genesis of the monsoon trough boundary layer experiment (MONTBLEX)

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    • Keywords


      Atmospheric boundary layer; monsoon trough; MONTBLEX; observational programme

    • Abstract


      This paper sets out the motivation for carrying out an observational experiment on the atmospheric boundary layer along the monsoon trough, in the light of earlier studies of the atmospheric boundary layer in India and elsewhere, and the significant role that the trough has been shown to play as a key semi-permanent feature of the southwest monsoon. The scientific objectives of the experiment are set out, and its planning and execution are touched upon. Some of the gains resulting from the experiment are mentioned, and lessons for the future about the conduct of such programmes are drawn.

    • Author Affiliations


      D R Sikka1 R Narasimha1 2

      1. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune - 411 008, India
      2. Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Science and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore - 560 012, India
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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