3 May 2016 Recent land use/land cover changes and their impact on the evolution and structure of thunderstorm in New Delhi
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Current study investigates the impact of changes in land use/land cover (Lu/Lc) on thunderstorm, the short lived convective event occurred in New Delhi. We are trying to understand the impact of urban Lu/Lc changes on the structure and evolution of severe thunderstorm activities over a short time period. Lu/Lc data from IGBP are available for the period 1992-1993 and recent period 2012-2013 Lu/Lc data are from the ISRO AWiFS satellite sensor. We have used a cloud resolving model at 1.5 km resolution embedded within a coarser resolution global model at 17 km resolution. These configurations of models are based on UK Met Office Unified Model. Recent period Lu/Lc shows an increase in urban build up and increase in bare soil fraction over Delhi region. Our result shows that the Lu/LC change can impact the low level wind and thermodynamic structure of the storm.
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Ashu Mamgain, Ashu Mamgain, Unnikrishnan C. K., Unnikrishnan C. K., E. N. Rajagopal, E. N. Rajagopal, } "Recent land use/land cover changes and their impact on the evolution and structure of thunderstorm in New Delhi", Proc. SPIE 9882, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VI, 98820P (3 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223602; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2223602
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