Read the paper at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00446/full
Summary: Tropical cyclones (TCs) are made up of thunderstorms (what we call convection), and these storms have strong winds moving up and down (what we call up- and downdrafts). Dry air enhances evaporative cooling (the same process that cools people when they sweat) from convective downdrafts, reducing the temperature and humidity in low levels; this … Continue reading Paper on how tropical cyclones in shear intensify released online in Geophysical Review Letters
The American Meteorological Society has announced that Dr. Jun Zhang, Dr. David S. Nolan, Dr. Robert F. Rogers, and Dr. Vijay S. Tallapragada have won the 2020 Banner I. Miller Award for their paper, “Evaluating the impact of improvements in the boundary layer parameterization on hurricane intensity and structure forecasts in HWRF,” which significantly advanced … Continue reading Jun Zhang and Rob Rogers honored with Banner I. Miller Award
You can find the study at https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019JC015153?af=R.
Summary: This study looks at differences between tropical cyclones that strengthen and those that do not using data collected by dropsondes, small instruments released from hurricane hunter aircraft that measure wind, temperature, and moisture as they fall to the surface. Important Conclusions: 1. The fuel that supports tropical cyclones is the heat and moisture from … Continue reading Paper on how downdrafts in hurricanes affect intensity released online in Monthly Weather Review
You can read the paper at https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-18-0345.1
Read about it at http://tcrr.typhoon.gov.cn/EN/10.6057/2018TCRR04.01#.
You can read the paper at https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0142.1