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Variations in vertical temperature profile of extratropical cyclones under different environmental conditions
Author(s): A. A. Karakhanyan; S. I. Molodykh
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Paper Abstract

We study variations in the vertical temperature profile in central parts of warm and cold sectors of extratropical cyclones which emerge and evolve in the Northern Hemisphere during solar minimum. Dynamics of the vertical temperature profile during cyclogenesis over the land and ocean under quiet and disturbed geomagnetic conditions is analyzed. The classic cyclolysis occur under quiet geomagnetic conditions; the temperature decreases in the warm sector and increases in the cold one at a level up to 300 hPa. Under disturbed geomagnetic conditions, there is a slow increase in temperature in the cold sector. The warm sector of the cyclone is characterized by a small increase and stabilization of temperature, which perhaps results in slow cyclolysis and in increased lifetime of cyclones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9680, 21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 96806D (19 November 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205668
Show Author Affiliations
A. A. Karakhanyan, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russian Federation)
S. I. Molodykh, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9680:
21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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