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Some studies of zonal and meridional wind characteristics at low latitude Indian stationsAt the beginning of the Indian Middle Atmosphere Programme (IMAP), it was decided that the preparation of consolidation reports of already available parameters for the middle atmosphere would be useful. Atmospheric wind data obtained by rockets and balloons constituted one such parameter which had to be consolidated. The present paper summaries the results of this consolidation study. Both zonal and meridional components of winds at four low latitude Indian stations namely Thumba, Shar, Hyderabad, and Balasore, have been analyzed to yield reference wind profiles for each month. The montly mean values have been used to bring out the amplitudes and phases of the annual, semiannual and quasi-biennial oscillations.
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Conference Paper
Nagpal, O. P. (Delhi Univ.)
Kumar, S. (Delhi Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: International Council of Scientific Unions Handbook for MAP, Vol. 18
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.