Convection and Shear Flow in TC Development and Intensification
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY
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LONG TERM GOALS To study the dynamic processes of tropical cyclone TC development in the western North Pacific through field observational data and theoretical modeling. The objectives are 1 to study the convection and vorticity generations in the vortex environment that may lead to the development and intensification of TC 2 to study the development and evolution of deep moist mesoscale convective system subject to strain effect due to the horizontal shear associated with the vortex rotation 3 to study the offsetting between 1 and 2 4 to study nonlinear interactions that may lead to additional strain effects that may impact on the convection in ways that are not yet known.