A climatological perspective of deep convection penetrating the TTL during the Indian summer monsoon from the AVHRR and MODIS instruments

A. Devasthale, S. Fueglistaler
2010 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  
The impact of very deep convection on the water budget and thermal structure of the tropical tropopause layer is still not well quantified, not least because of limitations imposed by the available observation techniques. Here, we present detailed analysis of the climatology of the cloud top brightness temperatures as indicators of deep convection during the Indian summer monsoon, and the variations therein due to active and break periods. We make use of the recently newly processed data from
more » ... ocessed data from the Advanced Very High
doi:10.5194/acp-10-4573-2010 fatcat:47y4ffgxpffntftbpduxqrwxse