Mesoscale Processes In Tropical Cyclones
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES
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Our long-term goals are to develop improved understanding and prediction of the atmosphere, with particular emphasis on tropical cyclones. Our work encompasses research into basic processes, field programs, and development of forecast and impacts reduction systems. The objective is to investigate the impact of mesoscale processes on the motion and development of tropical cyclones by theoretical and modeling studies and by the gathering and diagnosis of data. We have adopted a stratified research approach, including use of quasi-analytic methods to provide hypotheses and indications of the potential processes, followed by application to sophisticated numerical experiments and diagnostic examination of actual tropical cyclones.