The Saharan air layer- insights from the 2002 and 2003 Atlantic hurricane seasons

Jason P. Dunion, Christopher S. Velden, Jeffrey D. Hawkins, Jack R. Parrish

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Abstract

The reports of the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) from 2002 and 2003 Atlantic tropical cyclone (TC) are discussed. NRL developed mosaic of total precipitate water (TPW) imagery derived from constellation of SSM/I satellites to track SAL's low humidity air. GOES SAl imagery was also used to distinguish between raobs taken in SAL versus non-SAL environments. The non-SAL GPS sonde/model comparisons show that GFS and NOGAPS models effectively captured moist non-SAL environment around TCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages495-496
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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