Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7473–7488, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7473-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7473–7488, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7473-2018

Research article 30 May 2018

Research article | 30 May 2018

Convective environment in pre-monsoon and monsoon conditions over the Indian subcontinent: the impact of surface forcing

Lois Thomas et al.

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A thermodynamic parcel analysis of several high-resolution soundings from Pune, India, investigating pre-monsoon and monsoon conditions, is carried out in this study. A simple theoretical approach for cloud base height estimation is illustrated. Results illustrate the role of surface forcing in contrasting conditions of the pre-monsoon and monsoon. Large eddy simulations, observational data, and theoretical explanation are presented.
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