16A.2 surface fluxes and upper ocean budgets during 2002 Hurricanes Isidore and Lili

S. Daniel Jacob, L. K. Shay, G. R. Halliwell, C. J. Koblinsky, M. D. Powell

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Abstract

The surface fluxes and upper ocean budgets during 2002 hurricanes Isidore and Lili are discussed. The Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) is used for the analysis purpose. HYCOM is initialized with two different flow conditions: realistic background conditions and quiescent oceanic conditions derived from temperature observations without any pre-storm velocities in the domain. By examining the upper ocean response due to the same realistic forcing for the two conditions using the same entrainment scheme, effects of pre-storm flow fields on the evolution of upper ocean response are quantified. The results for quiescent initial conditions show strong sensitivity of the Price et al. (1986) scheme to precipitation through changes in static stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages617-618
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

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Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Jacob, S. D., Shay, L. K., Halliwell, G. R., Koblinsky, C. J., & Powell, M. D. (2004). 16A.2 surface fluxes and upper ocean budgets during 2002 Hurricanes Isidore and Lili. 617-618. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States.