MWR derived thermodynamic profiles are compared with radiosonde observations during rainy & non rainy days. MWR temperature profiles and vapor density profiles are well correlated with the observations with a cold bias of 1.5°C & 2.5°C and with a dry bias of 0.37 g/m3 & 0.04 g/m3respectively. For this we considered 10 thunderstorm cases from June to November 2014 analysed with indices K index, MDPI, CAPE, Windex, KO index, L index, S index, Showalter index, Total totals index, Vertical totals along with integrated liquid water and vapour density. MDPI, CAP index, Windex, Kindex, Lindex and convective temperature were best performed indices two hours prior to thunderstorm over SHAR region.
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Pushpa Saroja R., Rajasekhar M., Papa Rao G., Rajeevan M., Bharathi G., "Assessment of forecast indices over Sriharikota using ground-based microwave radiometer," Proc. SPIE 9876, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VI, 987633 (9 May 2016);