Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 283–294 | Cite as

Sensible heat fluxes during the active and break phases of the southwest monsoon over the Indian region

  • Kusuma G. Rao


Based on the theory given by Saltzman and Ashe (1976), sensible heat fluxes are calculated for the active and break phases of the southwest monsoon over the Indian region. The conclusion drawn is that the sensible heat flux is generally larger during the break monsoon situation when compared with that for the active monsoon situation. The synoptic heat flux is negligible when compared with mean and diurnal heat fluxes over the Indian region even during the monsoon season.


Heat Flux Monsoon Season Southwest Monsoon Indian Region Break Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kusuma G. Rao
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  1. 1.Centre for Atmospheric Sciences Indian Institute of Science BangaloreBangaloreIndia

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