Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4741–4757, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4741-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4741–4757, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4741-2021

Research article 26 Mar 2021

Research article | 26 Mar 2021

Statistical characteristics of raindrop size distribution over the Western Ghats of India: wet versus dry spells of the Indian summer monsoon

Uriya Veerendra Murali Krishna et al.

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Indian summer monsoon (ISM) rainfall exhibits sub-seasonal variability as active spells with good rainfall (wet spell) and weak spells or breaks with little to no rainfall (dry spell). Studies have shown that during the wet and dry periods of the ISM, there are contrasting behaviors in the formation of weather systems and large-scale instability. Thus, it is worth investigating how the raindrop size distribution varies during intra-seasonal timescale variations of the ISM in the Western Ghats.
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