A STUDY OF HURRICANE BAKER OF 1952
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE
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An analysis similar to that for hurricane Able AD-16366 was made of hurricane Baker 1952. The results of the study indicated that this type of analysis can be used as a forecasting aid only in those cases where no rapid displacement of the hyperbolic point is observed with height. The technique cannot be applied during the existence of a cold high west of the forward left quadrant of the hurricane. In this case a large slope of the asymptote of convergence results and leads to a considerable tilt of the hyperbolic point with height. For a rapid displacement of the hyperbolic point with height, a knowledge of its position at the surface is inadequate and analysis of higher levels is required. The slow movement of the eye of hurricane Baker was accompanied by the hyperbolic point stagnating in a general area, and it moved with the eye at the same speed with the exception of a rapidly changing intensity and basic current. Surface streamline charts are appended together with upper air charts.