Accession Number:

ADA539390

Title:

Effects of Convective Heating and Air-Sea Interaction on Tropical Cyclone Motion

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Long-term goals are to improve prediction of the tropical cyclone motion. The specific scientific objectives of this study is to develop our physical understanding of the mechanisms by which convective heating and tropical cyclone-upper ocean interaction affect the baroclinic beta-drift of tropical cyclones. Numerical experiments with a realistic hurricane model and a coupled hurricane-ocean model. A new diagnositic approach for quantitative analysis of the effects of various processes governing tropical cyclone motion is developed to explain the numerical results.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE