In this study, CLEX researchers aimed to evaluate the effect of different sources of data and the uncertainties in satellite data, by comparing the data with a ground-based radar product using both location-based and storm-based approaches.
Tag Archive: hurricane
The most intense and destructive tropical cyclones generally go through a period of rapid intensification, where "rapid" means that the near-surface winds increase by more than 15 m/s (54km/hr) in 24 hrs. However, the physical processes by which storms rapidly intensify are not well understood. This study uses very high-resolution simulations with the UK Met Office Unified Model of the 2016 north-Pacific tropical cyclone, Nepartak, to explore the processes responsible for its rapid intensification.
Jeff Keppert (Bureau of Meteorology). Understanding Atypical Mid-Level Wind Speed Maxima in Hurricane Eyewalls