Characteristic fields associated with tropical cyclone formations

Kevin K W Cheung*, Russell L. Elsberry

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The characteristic fields associated with tropical cyclone (TC) formations were discussed. Six large-scale environmental parameters associated with 405 TC formations were examined in the western North Pacific during 1990-2001 computed from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis with 2.5° latitude/longitude resolution. These parameters included the sea-surface temperature, 200-850-hPa zonal and meridional vertical shear, 500-700-hPa average relative humidity, convective available potential energy (CAPE) and 200-hPa divergence. These parameter had consistent values with near-Gaussian distributions in almost all the cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, HURR
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
Pages48-49
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: 3 May 20047 May 2004

Other

Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period3/05/047/05/04

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