Accession Number:

ADA064471

Title:

Operational Application of a Tropical Cyclone Recurvature/Non-Recurvature Study Based on 200 MB Wind Fields.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note 1974-1976,

Corporate Author:

FLEET WEATHER CENTRAL/JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER FPO SAN FRANCISCO 96630

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

In his paper, Tropical Cyclone Motion and Surrounding Parameter Relationships, John E. George demonstrates the relationship between various 200 mb wind fields and recurvaturenon-recurvature. Evaluation of the wind fields with data independent of Georges study indicated that significant modification of his study was required to produce an operationally applicable recurvaturenon-recurvature study. Synoptic analysis revealed two distinct environments affecting tropical cyclones, a Winter Regime and a Summer Regime. All tropical cyclones were stratified accordingly. By integrating the results of the evaluation with results from rigorous synoptic and statistical analyses, operationally applicable recurvaturenon-recurvature techniques were developed for, both, Winter Regime and the Summer Regime tropical cyclones. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE