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dc.contributor.advisorHarr, Patrick A.
dc.contributor.authorSanabia, Elizabeth R.
dc.dateJune 2010
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:32:40Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:32:40Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10534
dc.description.abstractIn September 2008, Typhoon Sinlaku re-intensified from a sheared, asymmetric, weak tropical storm to a typhoon southwest of Japan. The evolution of the tropical cyclone (TC) structure was observed by multiple aircraft as part of the TCS-08 and T-PARC field programs. Airborne dual-Doppler radar, dropwindsondes, and flight-level observations reveal critical interactions among the decaying TC and three mesoscale vortices that initiated the re-intensification of Sinlaku. The structural characteristics of the three vortices, which include a vigorously growing convective tower, a mesoscale convective vortex, and a low-level hybrid vortex, are defined with respect to representative precipitation processes. Following interaction with the mesoscale vortices, re-intensification proceeded via processes consistent with axisymmetrization as multiple convective bursts rotated cyclonically and inward while a region of older convection propagated outward to become a principal band. Subsequent aircraft observations revealed a warm-core, near-symmetric typhoon. The overall re-intensification scenario is examined with respect to interactions among a variety of processes that vary from synoptic scale to convective scale. Synoptic-scale southwest monsoon flow over elevated sea-surface temperatures and high ocean heat content preconditioned the region where the critical convective episodes began. Mesoscale processes then acted to produce and re-distribute positive vorticity that defined the re-intensification of TY Sinlaku.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thereintensifica1094510534
dc.format.extentxviii, 213 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDoppler radar.en_US
dc.titleThe re-intensification of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorTropical Cyclonesen_US
dc.subject.authorTCS-08en_US
dc.subject.authorT-PARCen_US
dc.subject.authorExtratropical Transitionen_US
dc.subject.authorAirborne Dual Doppler Radaren_US
dc.subject.authorELDORAen_US
dc.subject.authorAxisymmetrizationen_US
dc.subject.authorMesoscale Vorticesen_US
dc.subject.authorMesoscale Convective Systemen_US
etd.thesisdegree.namePh.D. in Meteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelDoctoralen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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