Prevailing weather conditions during the monsoon period of 1990 over Jodhpur region
Keywords:MONTBLEX, Boundary layers, Jodhpur
The Monsoon Trough Boundary Layer Experiment (MONTBLEX) was an intense multi-institutional effort to probe the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) over the monsoon trough region of the Gangetic Plains in 1990. For this experiment, four micrometeorological towers were set up at four different locations along the normal position of the trough axis over Northern India. One such tower of 30 m height was located at Jodhpur (26.3° N, 73° E), Rajasthan in the campus of Central Arid Zone Research Institute. This tower had six levels of instrumentation at 1m, 2m, 4m, 8m, 15m and 30m heights, which are termed here as Ist, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th level respectively. Both fast as well as slow response sensors at various levels of the tower (Rudrakumar and Prabhu, 1991) were utilized. In the present study, we have presented the results evaluated both from fast and slow response data, 6 levels of cup anemometers and wind vanes, 4 levels of slow response temperature sensors and 2 levels of fast response temperature sensors are presented.
The purpose of the present work is to find out the suitable layer for evaluating sensible heat flux for the Jodhpur region with the help of multilayer hypothesis.
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