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Effect of January 15, 2010 annular solar eclipse on meteorological parameters over Goa, India

Muraleedharan, PM and Nisha, PG and Mohankumar, K (2011) Effect of January 15, 2010 annular solar eclipse on meteorological parameters over Goa, India. In: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 73 (13). pp. 1988-1998.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2011.06.003

Abstract

Atmospheric perturbations due to the annular solar eclipse were monitored to understand its influence on the meteorological parameters from surface to the lower stratosphere. A strong inversion at 13 km and an abnormal warming in the upper troposphere were noticed on the eclipse day. A decrease in tropopause height associated with increase in temperature caused anomalous warming. Considerable attenuation of incoming solar radiation resulted in abrupt increase of air temperature during the next 24 h followed by sharp decrease in relative humidity. The time lag is attributed to the distance from the totality and the response time between tropopause and surface layer. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Solar eclipse;Tropopause;Vaisala radiosonde;Humidity;AWS; India
Department/Centre: Others
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 11:25
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2011 11:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/40778

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