Climatology of precipitation and clouds over W_INDIA_COAST
W INDIA COAST


General info
Precipitation
System properties
Cloud
Seasonal variation
Diurnal variation
Vertical Structure
Extreme events
Time series
  • Mean properties of precipitation system

  • During 1998-2013, total 275782 snapshots of precipitation features with size > 80 km^2 have been collected over W_INDIA_COAST , where 3248 of them have lightning flashes inside. Some mean properties of these features are listed below:
    samples (#) mean size (km^2) mean volumetric rain (mm/hr*km^2) mean echo top (km) mean 30 dBZ ehco top (km)mean flash count (#)
    All 275782 298 1102 4.6 1.6 0.11
    DJF 14804 174 651 5.1 1.3 0.05
    MAM 34574 269 1075 5.7 1.9 0.45
    JJA 148287 322 1185 4.2 1.5 0.03
    SON 78117 289 1042 4.7 1.7 0.11

  • Extreme rainy events
  • In all 275782 precipitation features, top 1% ( volumetric rain > 16235 mm/hr*km^2) rainy features contribute 61 % of total rainfall. Top 100 rainiest events observed by TRMM during 1998-2013 over W_INDIA_COAST are listed here . Following figure shows the location of the precipitation feautres categorized by the volumetric rainfall.


  • Extreme intense events
  • Some of the precipitation sytems are much intense with large hails and many lightning than others (see the lists of top lightning storms. Following figure shows the location of the precipitation feautres categorized by the lightning rate and 30 dBZ echo top.


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