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Effect of cloud occurrences on tropospheric ozone over, Alipore (22.52°N, 88.33°E), India

Author:
JANA, P K, SARKAR, D, SAHA, D K, MIDYA, S K
Source:
Journal of earth system science 2012 v.121 no.3 pp. 711-722
ISSN:
0253-4126
Subject:
sulfur dioxide, solar radiation, Earth system science, ozone, rain, nitrogen dioxide, troposphere, India
Abstract:
The paper presents the nature of annual cycles of tropospheric ozone, cloud occurrences, NO2, rainfall, SO2, SPM, CO, non-methane hydrocarbon and surface solar radiation for the period October 2004 to June 2009 over Alipore (22.52°N, 88.33°E), India. Annual cycle of low-level cloud occurrences depicts that the low-level cloud over Alipore had been noticed to occur for many days and nights, particularly from June to September. The low-level cloud occurrences were found in winter months and post-monsoon period. The effect of cloud occurrences on tropospheric ozone concentration has been critically analysed and explained. It has been observed that the concentration of ozone is oscillatory with cloud occurrences and has a slight linear decreasing trend with the increase of cloud occurrences and vice versa. The concentration of tropospheric ozone attained higher value at moderate cloud occurrences and comparatively lower value at both of the lower and higher cloud occurrences. The related possible chemical and physical explanation for role of cloud occurrences on tropospheric ozone has been offered.
Agid:
207941