Orographic effects on the southwest monsoon: a review

Gadgil, Sulochana (1977) Orographic effects on the southwest monsoon: a review Pure and Applied Geophysics, 115 (5-6). pp. 1413-1430. ISSN 0033-4553

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An overview of the problem of orographic effects on the southwest monsoon using the contributions of all the available analytical and numerical models is attempted. A quasi-geostrophic model is applied to deduce the effect of the topographic complex on the Indian peninsula. This model suggests that the southward bending of the low-level isobars on the peninsula can be ascribed to the topographically-induced southward velocity. This southward velocity triggers a Rossby wave to the east of the peninsula which is manifested as a trough on the southern Bay of Bengal.

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Keywords:Monsoon; Quasi-geostrophic Model; Orographic Effects on Flow
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