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Title:  Supercell storm at Kolkata, India and neighbourhood-Analysis of thermodynamic conditions, evolution, structure & movement
Authors: Sinha, Vivek
Pradhan, Devendra
Keywords: Bulk Richardson number
Convective inhibition energy
Storm relative helicity
Surface rainfall intensity
Vertically integrated liquid
Weak echo region
Vertical profiles of radar reflectivity
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: CSIR
PACS No.: 92.60.Wc; 84.40.Xb
Abstract:  On 12th March 2003 a very severe thunderstorm traversed across the Gangetic West Bengal in India and adjoining areas of Bangladesh. Documentation and analysis of the thermodynamic condition of the atmosphere and evolution, structure and movement of the storm as tracked by the Doppler radar is presented in this paper. One particular cell of the system lasted for over 12 h. Based on the internal structure, reflectivity, duration and weather pattern on the ground, it has been concluded that the particular cell was a supercell.
Page(s): 270-279
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Source:IJRSP Vol.35(4) [August 2006]

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