Monsoon depression as seen in satellite pictures


  • V. SRINIVASAN Meteorological Office, Pune
  • S. RAMAN Meteorological Office, Pune
  • A. R. RAMAKRISHNAN Meteorological Office, Pune



Satellite cloud pictures for the periods of monsoon depressions, from formative stage to dissipative stage, during July to September, 1967-69 were examined. Five broad types of cloud patterns could be identified in these pictures and they have been empirically correlated with the observed synoptic and upper air features. The pattern of clouding readily gives an indication of the intensity of the monsoon disturbance as well as its centre. The salient features of the five cloud patterns and the associated synoptic and upper air features are briefly discussed. The principal area of heavy rains is identified from the cloud patterns.




How to Cite

V. . SRINIVASAN, S. . RAMAN, and A. R. . RAMAKRISHNAN, “Monsoon depression as seen in satellite pictures”, MAUSAM, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 337–346, Jul. 1971.



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