A synoptic and thermodynamic analysis for forecasting of squalls at Agartala

Authors

  • RANJAN PHUKAN
  • RAKESH KUMAR
  • M. CHANDA
  • RANA DAS
  • D. SAHA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54302/mausam.v72i4.3547

Keywords:

Thunderstorm, Squall, Synoptic conditions, Stability indices

Abstract

Thunderstorms accompanied with squalls cause a serious damage in Agartala and its neighbouring areas in the pre-monsoon season. In this paper, the synoptic conditions, stability indices and lower level wind pattern associated with squalls at Agartala (23.90° N, 93.25° E) during 2011 - 2020 are analysed to obtain their percentage contributions and critical values in occurrence of the events. Five major synoptic conditions are found to have contribution to the events, with varying percentages. The critical values of Showalter Index, Lifted Index, K-Index, SWEAT Index, Total Totals Index are obtained based on their contribution for at least 80% of the events. Wind direction at 925 hPa and 850 hPa with southerly component is found to be another important precursor for occurrence of the squalls.

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Published

17-11-2021

How to Cite

[1]
R. . PHUKAN, R. . KUMAR, M. . CHANDA, R. . DAS, and D. . SAHA, “A synoptic and thermodynamic analysis for forecasting of squalls at Agartala”, MAUSAM, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 791–802, Nov. 2021.

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