Misra , Amit and Gaur, Abhishek and Bhattu, Deepika and Ghosh, Subhasish and Dwivedi , Anubhav Kumar and Dalai, Rosalin and Paul, Debajyoti and Gupta, Tarun and Tare, Vinod and Mishra, Sumit Kumar and Singh, Sukhvir and Tripathi, Sachchida Nand (2014) An overview of the physico-chemical characteristics of dust at Kanpur in the central Indo-Gangetic basin. Atmospheric Environment, 97 (SI). pp. 386-396. ISSN 1352-2310

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The optical, chemical, and physical properties of dust over the Indo-Gangetic basin are presented based on a campaign mode experiment conducted at Kanpur (26.52 degrees N, 80.23 degrees E), India, during April to July, 2011. During the study period, heavy dust storms and onset of south-west Indian Monsoon occurred. Based on physico-chemical characteristics, four aerosol types were identified in the region: background aerosol, dust dominated aerosol, pollution dominated aerosol, and mixed aerosol. The classification of aerosol types was found to be consistent with various aerosol properties examined and backtrajectory analysis. In addition to the locally generated aerosols, there were both short and long range transported aerosols. Aerosols of oceanic origin were encountered during late June, and July.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Dust Indo-Gangetic basin Aerosol classification
Subjects: Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 06:26
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 06:26
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1162

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