Augmentation of Early Intensity Forecasting in Tropical Cyclones
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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Our principal objective is to develop an objective and automatic intensity estimator of Tropical Cyclones TCs based on satellite infrared IR imagery. The proposed methodology analyzes the TC s structure to estimate their intensity, which will be available every 30 minutes or depending on image acquisition availability for the Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific and Western North Pacific basins. We are investigating the underlying atmospheric dynamics by using mesoscale modeling and comparing the modeled storms to the measured signatures.