Mesovortices in Hurricane Isabel (2003)

James P. Kossin, Wayne H. Schubert, Chris Velden, Michael Black, Peter Black, Raymond Zehr, Sim Aberson, Jason Dunion

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The pentagonal and square image patterns resembling a starfish in the Hurricane Isabel's eye were studied. It was found that eight to ten mesovortices were arranged in a circle near the interface between the eye and eyewall. Aircraft flight data was used for the tangential flow in the eye wall of intense hurricanes. Results suggested that the barotropic dynamics played a key role in hurricane evolution .

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


Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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