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Recent Advances in Our Understanding of Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change Processes from Airborne Observations

Hurricane Research Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Academic Editor: Eric A. Hendricks
Received: 9 April 2021 / Revised: 5 May 2021 / Accepted: 6 May 2021 / Published: 19 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rapid Intensity Changes of Tropical Cyclones)
Recent (past ~15 years) advances in our understanding of tropical cyclone (TC) intensity change processes using aircraft data are summarized here. The focus covers a variety of spatiotemporal scales, regions of the TC inner core, and stages of the TC lifecycle, from preformation to major hurricane status. Topics covered include (1) characterizing TC structure and its relationship to intensity change; (2) TC intensification in vertical shear; (3) planetary boundary layer (PBL) processes and air–sea interaction; (4) upper-level warm core structure and evolution; (5) genesis and development of weak TCs; and (6) secondary eyewall formation/eyewall replacement cycles (SEF/ERC). Gaps in our airborne observational capabilities are discussed, as are new observing technologies to address these gaps and future directions for airborne TC intensity change research. View Full-Text
Keywords: airborne observations; tropical cyclones; intensity change airborne observations; tropical cyclones; intensity change
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Rogers, R.F. Recent Advances in Our Understanding of Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change Processes from Airborne Observations. Atmosphere 2021, 12, 650. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/atmos12050650

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