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The generation of kinetic energy in tropical cyclones revisited
(Royal Meteorological Society, 2018)
Many previous diagnoses of the global kinetic energy for a tropical cyclone have given prominence to a global integral of a pressure-work term in the generation of kinetic energy. However, in his erudite textbook of ...
Putting to rest WISHE-ful misconceptions for tropical cyclone intensification
The purpose of this article is twofold. The first is to point out and correct several misconceptions about the putative WISHE mechanism of tropical cyclone intensification that currently are being taught to atmospheric ...
Tropical low formation and intensification over land as seen in ECMWF analyses
Case studies of the formation and intensification over land of three tropical lows in northern Australia are described. The case studies are based on European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) analyses. The ...
The dynamics of intensification in a Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting simulation of Hurricane Earl
We use a high-resolution numerical simulation of Atlantic Hurricane Earl (2010) to increase our understanding of Earl’s intensification in relatively strong vertical shear in the context of a recent paradigm for tropical ...
Comments on “Nonlinear Response of a Tropical Cyclone Vortex to Prescribed Eyewall Heating with and without Surface Friction in TCM4: Implications for Tropical Cyclone Intensification”
In their paper, Heng and Wang (2016) purport to clarify what they believe is a recent debate concerning ‘‘whether surface friction contributes positively or negatively to tropical cyclone (TC) intensification’’ (p. 1315). ...
A unified view of tropical cyclogenesis and intensification
Idealized high-resolution numerical simulations of tropical cyclogenesis are presented in a model that represents deep convection by a warm rain process only. Starting with an initially weak, cloud-free, axisymmetric ...