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dc.contributor.advisorLester E. Carr III
dc.contributor.advisorElsberry, Russell L.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Michael Robert.
dc.dateSeptember, 1996
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T22:06:51Z
dc.date.available2013-04-30T22:06:51Z
dc.date.issued1996-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/32238
dc.description.abstractSubjective and objective analyses of near-surface winds are utilized to estimate tropical cyclone (TC) size over a region of the western North Pacific. An empirical outer wind profile assuming partial conservation of angular momentum is utilized to determine the radial extent of cyclonic winds, which may be defined as the TC size in four categories. The first method uses the radii of either 3O-kt or 35-kt wind in the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) warnings during 1989-1994 to estimate the size categories each 6 h. A second subjective method based on satellite imagery has more cases of large and midget TCs than the first method. A multi-quadric interpolation (MQI) of composited wind observations over +/- 12 h is tested as a more objective method of estimating the 30-kt or 35-kt wind radii. For two case studies, these MQI-derived size estimates generally agree with the first method, although the MQI values varied more in time depending on the data distribution. It is concluded that a combination of the second and third methods could provide supporting data for estimating the outer wind profiles for the JTWC wind warnings.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/westernnorthpaci1094532238
dc.format.extentix, 42 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.titleWestern North Pacific tropical cyclone wind structure and structure changesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology;M.S. in Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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