Accession Number : ADA612372


Title :   On Steady-State Tropical Cyclones


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Roger K ; Montgomery, Michael T ; Persing, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612372.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : We examine the physical constraints that must be satisfied to allow for a steady-state tropical cyclone in an isolated environment, paying particular attention to the need to replenish absolute angular momentum at exactly the rate at which it is consumed and to the vanishing of the spin-up function above the frictional boundary layer. We conclude that it is unlikely that these conditions will be met simultaneously and question whether globally steady-state tropical cyclone solutions have merit. The implications for previous studies are discussed.


Descriptors :   *STEADY STATE , *TROPICAL CYCLONES , ANGULAR MOMENTUM , BOUNDARY LAYER , FLOW , HURRICANES , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , SIMULATION , TYPHOONS


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE