• Conserved variable analysis of the marine boundary layer and air-sea exchange processes using BOBMEX-pilot data sets

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      Marine Boundary Layer Height (MBLH); Convective Boundary Layer (CBL); Conserved Variable Analysis (CVA).

    • Abstract

       

      The present study is based on the observed features of the MBL (Marine Boundary Layer) during the Bay of Bengal and Monsoon Experiment (BOBMEX) - Pilot phase. Conserved Variable Analysis (CVA) of the conserved variables such as potential temperature, virtual potential temperature, equivalent potential temperature, saturation equivalent potential temperature and specific humidity were carried out at every point of upper air observation obtained on board ORV Sagar Kanya. The values are estimated up to a maximum of 4 km to cover the boundary layer. The Marine Boundary Layer Height is estimated from the conserved thermodynamic profiles. During the disturbed period when the convective activity is observed, the deeper boundary layers show double mixing line structures. An attempt is also made to study the oceanic heat budget using empirical models. The estimated short-wave radiation flux compared well with the observations.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      N V Sam1 U C Mohanty1 A N V Satyanarayana1

      1. Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, India.
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