Winter hailstorm over New Delhi, India

A. Chevuturi, A. P. Dimri, Udaya Gunturu

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Abstract

This study describes unusual winter hailstorm occurring over New Delhi, India. Cold and dry conditions during winter are not conducive for generating a hailstorm, thus making them a rare meteorological occurrence. This study uses numerical simulation to understand the dynamics of a winter-time hailstorm occurrence. The cause of a hailstorm during winter is attributed to low level convective available potential energy and moisture incursion that causes rising of air till the midtropospheric level and then further rising takes place due to the western disturbance in the midtroposphere causing baroclinic instability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Association for Mathematical Geosciences - Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges, Processes and Strategies, IAMG 2014
EditorsN. Janardhana Raju
PublisherCapital Publishing Company
Pages502-504
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789381891254
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event16th International Association for Mathematical Geosciences - Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies, IAMG 2014 - New Delhi, India
Duration: Oct 17 2014Oct 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th International Association for Mathematical Geosciences - Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies, IAMG 2014

Other

Other16th International Association for Mathematical Geosciences - Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies, IAMG 2014
CountryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period10/17/1410/20/14

Keywords

  • Baroclinic instability
  • Hailstorm
  • Western disturbances
  • Winter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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