Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science
Volume 89 Issue 2 July 1980 pp 197-208
Using an airborne scanning IR-radiometer, measurements of sea surface temperature (SST) were made from nine different levels in the Sandheads region of the Bay of Bengal on 5 October 1978. To retrieve SST from the observed radiances a temperature correction scheme, which uses the radiosonde data in the vicinity of flight area, has been generated. Atmospheric effects which have been considered include absorption due to water vapour and carbon dioxide, and the re-emission from different atmospheric layers. The radiances observed at different altitudes when corrected by our scheme yield a fairly consistent value of SST. The special ship measurements of SST, at the same location, are found to have very good agreement with the SST retrieved from the observed radiances using our scheme. The temperature corrections turn out to be 0·3 and 3·3°C at 600 and 3000 meters respectively for the type of atmosphere which has been used in our study.
Volume 89 Issue 2 July 1980 pp 209-214
During our search for dynamical differences in monsoon flows between the active and break phases of the monsoon, we noticed some interesting differences which may have some dynamical significance and do not appear to have been highlighted so far. There appear to be shifts of quasi-stationary flow features both in the lower and upper tropospheres.
Volume 90 Issue 3 November 1981 pp 305-326
Using shallow water equations on an equatorial beta plane, the nonlinear dynamics of the equatorial waves is investigated. A general mathematical procedure to study the nonlinear dynamics of these waves is developed using the asymptotic method of multiple scales. On faster temporal and spatial scales the equations describe the equatorial waves
Volume 97 Issue 1 July 1988 pp 49-52
Aperiodicity in the time series of Indian summer rainfall for 116 years is analysed using the phase space approach. The question whether a low-dimensional strange attractor is associated with the chaotic behaviour of the monsoon system is investigated. It is found that a strange attractor of dimensionality around 5·1 exists and the system has 12 relevant degrees of freedom.