Upper ocean response and feedback to 2002 Hurricanes Isidore and Lili in Tandem

Wei Zhao, Shuyi S. Chen, Joseph Tenerelli

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Abstract

The complex ocean response to a tandem hurricane forcing in the Gulf of Mexico is investigated. Two different ocean models forced by a high-resolution atmospheric model are used for the purpose. The simple ocean model can not reproduce the sea surface temperature (SST) cooling patterns mostly due to the lack of the Loop Current and other circulation patterns in the initial conditions. Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) is capable of producing fine upper ocean features under the hurricane forcings. It is found that the (SST) is 1-3°C cooler in some locations as compared with the satellite observation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages615-616
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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Zhao, W., Chen, S. S., & Tenerelli, J. (2004). Upper ocean response and feedback to 2002 Hurricanes Isidore and Lili in Tandem. 615-616. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States.