Hailstorms: Prediction, Control and Damage Assessment, Second Edition (2nd New edition)

Hailstorms: Prediction, Control and Damage Assessment, Second Edition (2nd New edition)

By: Prabhat Kumar (author)Hardback

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Each year hailstorm damage to human life, property, livestock, and agriculture is appalling in nature. Broadly, there are two problems related with hailstorms i.e. cloud physics problem of the growth of hailstones and the synoptic problem which relates to the thermodynamic investigation of the conditions that produce hailstorms. Thus, present book discusses climatology, physical properties of hail, measurements, prediction, control and damage assessment. Separate chapter discusses the typical features of hailstorm formation. Forecasters in any part of the world could find fair order of similarity in the synoptic models discussed amongst the four regions of India, with their regions, too.

About Author

Prabhat Kumar was conferred Ph.D.(Mathematics) by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi for his researches in Fluid Mechanics and Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). As post-doctoral research fellow of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, he initiated innovative researches in artificial rain making through MHD. He was also commissioned in Meteorological Branch of Indian Air Force (IAF), wherein he served for 22 years. His glorious IAF tenure included Operational Weather Forecasting at various regions of India. He did Theoretical as well as applied researches and modelling in Mountain Waves at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He was also Senior Instructor, and guided M.Phil and Ph.D in Meteorology at Air Administrative College, Coimbatore - affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. He is recognized Ph. D guide from the Department of Mathematics and also from the Department of Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Pune, India He is recipient of President of India Medal for meritorious services. He was awarded "Best Application Paper Award" at National Systems Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He was guest speaker at University of Melbourn, and at CSIRO, Melbourn, Australia and at Estov University, Budapest, Hungary. His key areas of researches include Mountain Waves, Air Pollution, Thunderstorm, Duststorm and Hailstorm, Tropical Storm and Climate Dynamics.

Contents

Climatology of Hailstorm Geographical Distribution of Hailstorm Global Climatology of Severe Hailstorm Regional Climatology of Hailstorms Hailstorms over India Seasonal Variation of Hailstorm in India Hail Path, Hail Streak and Hailswath Duration of Hail Fall Duration of Hail Damage Hailstones Classification of Hail Hail The Shapes of Hailstone Size of the Hailstone Hail Sampling and Analysis Hailstone Sampling Measurement of Shape and Size of Hail Instruments Related to Hailfall Hailstone Examination Storing of Hail Stones Aerodynamic Forces, Stability and Position during Free Fall Method of obtaining thin Sections The Structure of Air Bubble and their Significance The Structure of Ice Portion of Hail Painter and Schaefer Method for Internal Examination The Structure of Water Caverns Convection and Thunderstorm Formation Convection The Concept of Buoyancy Computation of Ascending Velocity Thunderstorm Parts of Matured Thunderstorm Downdraft Types of Thunderstorms Movement of Thunderstorm Hail Growth and Hailstorm Precipitation Process Chain Mechanism of Hail Growth Vertical Wind Shear and Tilt Commonly used Nomenclatures Related to Hailstorms Hail Size on surface Numerical Simulations of Hailstorm Cave Channel Hypothesis Echoes Associated with Hailstorm on Radar Satellite observation of Hailstorm Structure of Hailstorm Stability Indices Pressure and Humidity Dip Hygrograph Dip Hailstorm over North-East India Favorable Conditions for Hailstorm Occurrence Vertical Wind Shear Humidity Parameter Radar Study of Hailstorm over Gauhati Hailstorm over North West India Favorable Condition for Hailstorm Occurrence Vertical Wind Shear Humidity Parameter Hailstorm over Central India Favorable Condition for Hailstorm Occurrence Vertical Wind Shear Humidity Parameter Radar Study of Hailstorm over Kamptee Hailstorm over South Peninsular India Favorable Conditions for Hailstorm Occurrence Vertical Wind Shear Humidity Parameter Hailstorm Modification and Control Sulakvelidze Hypothesis of Hail Control Seeding in Atmosphere Seeding Strategy Seeding Technology Why Success in Hail Control Mostly Eluded National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) on Hail Control The Environmental Impact of Using Silver Iodide as a Cloud Seeding Agent Future Prospects Damage Due to Hail and Risk Cover Hail Impact Energy Damage to Property Loss of Life Damage to Automobiles Damage of Aircrafts Roof Top Damage by Hail Fall Protection against Hail Damage to the Crops Assessing the risk of Hail Damage and Insurance Cover

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138047778
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9781138047778
  • weight: 885
  • ISBN10: 1138047775
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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