Physics of monsoon rain processes


  • P. C. S. DEVARA Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
  • BH. V. RAMANA MURTY Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune



The principles and related phenomena involved m the two basic ram processes, namely, the warm rain (all liquid process) and the cold rain (three phase process), which govern formation of rain in clouds are reviewed. The extent of operation of these processes m the raining clouds during the summer monsoon has been pointed out on the basis of observations made over certain regions in India. The results, obtained so far, suggest that the monsoon ram occurs in India predominantly due to cold process, partly due to a combination of cold and warm processes and negligibly due to warm process.




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P. C. S. DEVARA and B. V. R. MURTY, “Physics of monsoon rain processes”, MAUSAM, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 435–452, Oct. 1984.



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