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INSTABIUTY INDICES FOR ATMOSPHERIC CONIVECTION

Zafer Aslan, A. Tokgozlu

Abstract


Three instability indices based on differences between equivalent potential temperature values at 1000hPa - 850hPa, 1000hPa - 700hPa and 1000hPa - 500hPa pressure levels have been analyzed. Daily radiosonde measurements from 1986 to 1990 have been considered to determine a relationship amongst convective cloud types, cloud cover, precipitable water and precipitation over Isparta in Central Anatolia. The reliability of the model is tested by considering data between 1991 and 1995.

Keywords


Meteorology, Climatology, Atmospheric physics

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