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In: Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 39, no. 4
Yashvant Das - Bamapati Padmanabhamurty - Aipillay Satya Narayana Murty

Spatial and temporal distributions of radiation balance components over Delhi

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Year, pages: 2009, 355 - 377
Keywords: radiation balance, spatial, temporal, land-use, urbanization

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The study area Delhi was divided according to land-use and the effect of urbanization on the spatial and temporal variations. Incoming shortwave (K↓), albedo (α), incoming longwave (L↓), outgoing longwave (L↑) and net radiation (Q*) were individually studied at five representative sites (Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Rural and Forest), for the winter and summer seasons. It was found that K↓ was higher in the rural areas with clearer skies and unpolluted atmosphere compared to congested and polluted urban areas. L↓ was higher in the industrial and commercial areas compared to their rural counterparts. Concrete surfaces of urban areas showed lower L↑ unlike the moist rural surfaces. Industrial and commercial areas showed lower α, whereas Q* was higher compared to other areas. However, on an average value of radiation balance components was more than double during summer as compared to winter.

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Das, Y., Padmanabhamurty, B., Murty, A. 2009. Spatial and temporal distributions of radiation balance components over Delhi. In Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 39, no.4, pp. 355-377.

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Das, Y., Padmanabhamurty, B., Murty, A. (2009). Spatial and temporal distributions of radiation balance components over Delhi. Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 39(4), 355-377.