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5 May 2016 Detection of heat wave using Kalpana-1 VHRR land surface temperature product over India
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Heat Waves can have notable impacts on human mortality, ecosystem, economics and energy supply. The effect of heat wave is much more intense during summer than the other seasons. During the period of April to June, spells of very hot weather occur over certain regions of India and global warming scenario may result in further increases of such temperature anomalies and corresponding heat waves conditions. In this paper, satellite observations have been used to detect the heat wave conditions prevailing over India for the period of May-June 2015. The Kalpana-1 VHRR derived land surface temperature (LST) products have been used in the analysis to detect the heat wave affected regions over India. Results from the analysis shows the detection of heat wave affected pixels over Indian land mass. It can be seen that during the study period the parts of the west India, Indo-gangetic plane, Telangana and part of Vidarbh was under severe heat wave conditions which is also confirmed with Automatic Weather Station (AWS) air temperature observations.
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Dhiraj Shah, Mehul R. Pandya, Vishal N. Pathak, Nikunj P. Darji, and Himanshu J Trivedi "Detection of heat wave using Kalpana-1 VHRR land surface temperature product over India", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987727 (5 May 2016);

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