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Sea-breeze-initiated rainfall over the east coast of India during the Indian southwest monsoon
P. A. Aswathanarayana
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Volume: 42
Issue: 2
Pages: 401 - 413
Sea-breeze-initiated convection and precipitation have been investigated along the east coast of India during the Indian southwest monsoon season. Sea-breeze circulation was observed on approximately 70-80% of days during the summer months (June-August) along the Chennai coast. Average sea-breeze wind speeds are greater at rural locations than in the urban region of Chennai. Sea-breeze circulation was shown to be the dominant mechanism initiating rainfall during the Indian southwest monsoon season. Approximately 80% of the total rainfall observed during the southwest monsoon over Chennai is directly related to convection initiated by sea-breeze circulation. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
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    Atmospheric circulation
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    Mesoscale meteorology
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    Precipitation (climatology)
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    Sea breeze
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    Indian ocean
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