Atmospheric water vapor and tropical cyclone intensity changes

Derek Ortt, Shuyi S. Chen

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Abstract

The role of atmospheric moisture in the intensity changes of a tropical cyclone (TC) was discussed. To determine the constituents of a moist or dry environment and its relation to TC intensity changes, the set of TC's that were of tropical storm intensity or greater were being analyzed by using satellite SSM/I data with a 1/4 degree spatial resolution for systems. It was found that the atmospheric water vapor was significant contributor in TC intensity change. It was also observed that the major hurricanes seem more affected by the environmental moisture than by the amount of moisture in the inner-core.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages202-203
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

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Ortt, D., & Chen, S. S. (2004). Atmospheric water vapor and tropical cyclone intensity changes. 202-203. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States.