Mechanics and efficiency of symmetric and asymmetric intensification processes

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Abstract

The dynamics and efficiency of asymmetric and symmetric intensification processes of cumulonimbus convection were analyzed. It was observed that the heat energy released in asymmetric convection was converted into kinetic energy of the axisymmetric wind field through a series of asymmetric and then symmetric adjustment processes. For the determination of the interactions of the evolving asymmetries with the symmetric vortex, second-order heat and momentum fluxes associated with the asymmetric motions were used as source terms for the symmetric equations. It was observed that as the strength of the developing tropical cyclone was increased, the rate at which it absorbed energy released by the cumulus convection was also increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages578-579
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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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