Recent Developments in the Fluid Dynamics of Tropical Cyclones

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Authors
Montgomery, Michael T.
Smith, Roger K.
Subjects
tropical cyclone intensification
rotating deep convection
boundary layer control
size growth
potential intensity
quasi-steady-state hurricanes
Advisors
Date of Issue
2016/11/16
Date
16 November 2016
Publisher
Annual Reviews
Language
Abstract
This article reviews progress in understanding the fluid dynamics and moist thermodynamics of tropical cyclone vortices. The focus is on the dynamics and moist thermodynamics of vortex intensification and structure. We discuss previous ideas on many facets of the subject and articulate also some open questions. The advances reviewed herein provide new insight and tools for interpreting complex vortex-convective phenomenology in simulated and observed tropical cyclones.
Type
Article
Description
The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-010816-060022
Series/Report No
Department
Meteorology
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
NSF
Office of Naval Research Global
German Research Council
US Naval Postgraduate School
NASA
NOAA HFIP
Funder
SM30-23
AGS-1313948
N0017315WR00048
NNG11PK021
N62909-15-1-N021
Format
34 p.
Citation
Montgomery, Michael T., and Roger K. Smith. "Recent developments in the fluid dynamics of tropical cyclones." Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 49 (2017): 541-574.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, it may not be copyrighted.
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