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29 December 2008 Influence of inland aerosol loading on the monsoon over Indian subcontinent
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The monsoon water cycle is the lifeline to over 60% of the world's population. The study on the behavioral change of Indian monsoon due to aerosol loading will help for the better understanding of Indian Monsoon. Aerosol system influences the atmosphere in two ways; it affects directly the radiation budget and indirectly provides condensation nuclei required for the clouds. The precipitation of the clouds in the monsoon season depends on the microphysical properties of the clouds. The effect of aerosol on cirrus clouds is being looked into through this work as an effort to study the role of aerosol on Indian Monsoon. The microphysical properties of high altitude clouds were obtained from the ground based lidar experiments at a low latitude station in the Indian subcontinent. Measurements during the Indian monsoon period from the inland station National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) Gadanki (13.5_ N, 79.2_ E), Tirupati, India were used for the investigation. The depolarization characteristics of the cirrus clouds were measured and the correlation between the depolarization and the precipitation characteristics were studied. The results obtained over a period of one year from January 1998 to December 1998 were presented.
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M. Satyanarayana, V. Krishnakumar, V. P. Mahadevan Pillai, S. R. Radhakrishnan, and K. Raghunath "Influence of inland aerosol loading on the monsoon over Indian subcontinent", Proc. SPIE 7153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, 715314 (29 December 2008);

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