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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Publisher : 4th International Conference for Convergence in Technology
Source : 4th International Conference for Convergence in Technology (I2CT), Mangalore (2018)
School : School of Arts and Sciences
Department : Physics
Abstract : Recent decades have witnessed the advent of improvements in the satellite and sensor systems which have helped monitor various aspects of the Earth’s environment more efficiently. This has proved useful in the mitigation of natural disasters along with improving our understanding of the natural phenomena. Clouds form a very significant part of the Earth’s climate system. Understanding the broad aspects of variability in the cloud properties as well as their microphysical properties are both important. This also assumes significance in the context of air pollution and climate change as the interaction between pollution-induced aerosols and clouds are both complicated and significant. Here we produce our analysis of cloud variability over India, which was observed by the NASA’s CERES mission. The seasonal as well as yearly variations in the cloud cover indicate the fluctuations in the climatic conditions that are experienced over the country. The study highlights the application of satellite technology in monitoring the components of the Earth’s climate system.
Cite this Research Publication : M. P.D., Dr. Dhanya M., and M.S., M., “Cloud cover variability over India as observed by CERES mission”, in 4th International Conference for Convergence in Technology (I2CT), Mangalore, 2018.