The mean structure of vertical velocities and radar reflectivities in the hurricane eyewall as they relate to environmental wind shear

Michael L. Black, Frank D. Marks, Robert F. Rogers, Lynn K. Shay, Bruce A. Albrecht, Hugh E. Willoughby

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Abstract

Mean radius-height profiles of eyewall vertical motion and radar reflectivity were presented in relation to the large-scale shear. The radar data consisted of Doppler velocities and reflectivities derived from vertically-pointing rays. For each flight, the distribution of the radial legs were assigned to a quadrant, relative to the direction of the shear, downshear right and left, and upshear right and left. The results show that the region of the eyewall that contains the weakest mean vertical motion and reflectivity was in the upshear right quadrant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages94-95
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

Other

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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