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Association between upper level diffluence in the Tropical Easterly Jet and the formation of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in recent years
Author(s): T. N. Krishnamurti; Nirupam Karmakar; Vasubandhu Misra; Bappaditya Nag; Dipak Sahu; Sarvesh Dubey; Ziad Haddad
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report the evidence of the potential role of diffluence in the 200hPa wind field off the coast of West Africa in the formation of a significant number of Category 4 and Category 5 hurricanes in the recent decade. It is shown that more than 80% cases of hurricanes at Category 4 and above is preceded by upper level diffluence in the Tropical Easterly Jet (TEJ) by 0–5 days. This TEJ is the outflow from the southern flank of the Tibetan anticyclone from the Asian monsoon region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10782, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VII, 1078206 (23 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500287
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T. N. Krishnamurti, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Nirupam Karmakar, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Vasubandhu Misra, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Bappaditya Nag, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Dipak Sahu, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Sarvesh Dubey, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Ziad Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10782:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VII
Guosheng Liu; Ziad S. Haddad, Editor(s)

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