Further studies on electrical conductivity of monsoon rain water at Calcutta
Keywords:Surface wind, Conductivity, Rain from altostratus
Study on electrical conductivity of monsoon rain water conducted by the author, was further continued in 1955, 1956 and 1958, and the results are reported in this paper-(i) The conductivity of rain water from different showers during a passage of a cyclonic storm near the station passed through a 1951 minimum which coincided with the maximum surface wind; (ii) Samples collected in thundershowers showed more or less regular variation with time counted from the start of rain. Towards the end of a thundershower a conductivity K and intensity I of rainfall in some cases may be related by the equation K µ I-n where n is a positive fraction; (iii) Samples from cumuliform clouds where no thunder was heard showed, in general, an irregular variation of conductivity; (iv) Rain from altostratus and preceded by long spells of rainfall or of heavy downpour may give water samples of the order of purity as conductivity water; and (v) Unlike some som observations at Scandinavian stations, conductivity value of total water of a particular rainfall was never as low as that of conductivity water.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 MAUSAM
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
All articles published by MAUSAM are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This permits anyone.
Anyone is free:
- To Share - to copy, distribute and transmit the work
- To Remix - to adapt the work.
Under the following conditions:
- Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even