Tropical Cyclone Motion Studies
Harr, Patrick A.
Carr, L.E., III
Elsberry, Russell L.
MetadataShow full item record
Globally, tropical cyclone characteristics such as activity, genesis location, and track types have been observed to vary over space and time scales that range from seasonal to that of an individual cyclone. Because of this hierarchical structure to the variability in tropical cyclone characteristics, the long-term goal of this research is to define a synthesized view of the large- scale, synoptic-scale, and mesoscale components that contribute to the variability in tropical cyclone characteristics. Over large space scales and long time scales, the long-term goal is to improve forecast accuracy of tropical cyclone characteristics into the medium range beyond 72 h. At the opposite end of the space and time spectrum, the goal is to improve understanding of the potential effects of mesoscale variabilities in tropical cyclone structure on the short-term motion, formation, intensification, and structure change of a tropical cyclone. Additionally, a long-term goal is to understand how variabilities in the environment and tropical cyclone structure differ between developing, mature, and decaying tropical cyclones. Because decaying tropical cyclones often transition to fast-moving and rapidly-developing extratropical cyclones that may contain gale- or storm-force winds, special attention is given to improving understanding and prediction of the extratropical transition phase of a decaying tropical cyclone.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Smith, Debra K. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994-03);A study was conducted to understand the physical mechanisms by which a tropical cyclone is able to develop and be maintained under moderate to strong vertical wind shear. The general approach was to describe case studies ...
Downstream Development Associated with the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones over the Western North Pacific Harr, Patrick A.; Dea, Jonathon M. (2009);The movement of a tropical cyclone into the midlatitudes involves interactions among many complex physical processes over a variety of space and time scales. Furthermore, the extratropical transition (ET) of a tropical ...
Large-scale circulation regimes and tropical cyclone characteristics over the western Pacific Ocean. Harr, Patrick A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-06);The basic structure of the variability Of the large-scale circulations over the tropical western North Pacific is investigated with respect to its influence on tropical cyclone characteristics. A vector empirical orthogonal ...