Disturbed versus Undisturbed Conditions in the Caribbean during the Intensification of Hurricane Carmen (1974).
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A comparative diagnostic analysis of measured and computed properties for disturbed and undisturbed conditions in the Caribbean during Hurricane Carmens 1974 intensification from a tropical depression just west of Guadeloupe 0000 GMT 30 August to a major hurricane at landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula 1200 GMT 2 September is presented. Disturbed and undisturbed regions are determined from SMS-1 infrared imagery. This satellite imagery, along with rawinsonde and surface reports taken during the Global Atmospheric Research Programs GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment GATE, represent the primary data used in this study. Means representing eight consecutive synoptic times, 12 hours apart, beginning at 0000 GMT are presented for measured and computed quantities. Comparisons are made between conditions in disturbed and undisturbed regions, and disturbed regions are partitioned into Carmen and other disturbances. A comparison is also made between Carmens values calculated in this study and those given by Vincent and Waterman 1978 for a moving volume containing Carmen.
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