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dc.contributor.authorKilroy, Gerard
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Roger K.
dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Michael T.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-27T23:23:51Z
dc.date.available2017-03-27T23:23:51Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/52395
dc.descriptionQuarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qj.2963en_US
dc.description.abstractCase 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 aim is to investigate the generality of recent results concerning the dynamics and thermodynamics of tropical lows. Consistent with these results, it is found that the processes of low formation and intensification are the same over land as over the ocean. An important element of the intensification process is the need for bursts of deep convection to persist near the circulation centre, which, in turn, requires that convective instability be maintained by surface moisture fluxes. The moist monsoonal environment locally surrounding the storm provides a shield against the adverse effects of dry-air intrusion from the Australian continent.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNSFen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Naval Research Globalen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNOAA HFIPen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Aeronautics and Space Administrationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaften_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.titleTropical low formation and intensification over land as seen in ECMWF analysesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorologyen_US


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