Heights of Cb clouds around Calcutta airport – Diurnal and Seasonal variations
Based on radar data collected at the Meteorological Office, Calcutta airport during the years 1977-86, a study has been made on cumulonimbus (Cb) clouds with top heights at 6 km or more developed over an area of 2,80,000 sq. km around the said airport. The seasonal, monthwise and hourly distribution of the total number of Cb cell and their top heights, number of days with Cb, Cb cells treat reached tropopause height and the preferred places of formation of high Cb clouds have been examined and discussed and the salient feature have been summarised.
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