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Potential observing systems for tropical cyclone motion studies

Russell L. Elsberry

Potential observing systems for tropical cyclone motion studies

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS,
  • ATMOSPHERIC MOTION,
  • TROPICAL CYCLONES

  • About the Edition

    A synopsis is presented of a workshop during April 1987 sponsored jointly by the Hurricane Research Division (HRD) of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Marine Meteorology Section of the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The objective of the workshop was to exchange information and begin documentation of observational systems that can be used in tropical cyclone studies. HRD personnel described the objectives of their annual field program studies and ONR personnel described plans for a field experiment on tropical cyclone motion during 1989 or 1990. Potential observational systems that were presented include: space-based systems; dropwindsondes; airborne radar systems; remotely-sensed surface wind speed systems; rawinsondes; wind profilers; and surface observations with drifting buoys. Recent HRD efforts to objectively analyze observations in the region of hurricanes were also described. Keywords: Tropical meteorology; Meteorological observations.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesNPS-63-87-003.
    StatementRussell L. Elsberry
    ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Dept. of Meteorology
    The Physical Object
    Pagination43 p. :
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25486078M

    Tropical Convection, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97, This study: Assess potential impact of assimilating CYGNSS data prior to launch, using Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) 7. Summary • Assimilation of CYGNSS data with GSI almost always improves track and intensity analyses and short-range forecasts.   Dr. Kren presented a seminar titled “Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) and Observing System Experiments (OSEs) to evaluate the impact of current and future observing systems in the NCEP GDAS”. ABSTRACT: Observing System Experiments (OSEs) test the impact of current observing system platforms on analyses and forecasts, while Observing System .


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Potential observing systems for tropical cyclone motion studies by Russell L. Elsberry Download PDF EPUB FB2

Observations from two ONR sponsored field programs (TCM, TCM) suggest that the outer wind structure of the mature tropical cyclone, which is important to understanding its motion over shorter time scales, is dependent on the growth, evolution, and decay characteristics of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) and associated midlevel vortices.

perturbations to tropical cyclone motion known as the β-Effect or β-gyres. To illustrate the β-Effect, we first consider the case of cyclone in zero background flow. The total wind and vorticity fields at any point in time will consist of a symmetric part, i.e., the cyclonic vortex, in the azimuthal direction of cylindrical coordinates, and an.

CHAPTER 3. TROPICAL CYCLONE MOTION 72 for vortex intensiflcation. In this case it is advantageous to deflne the vortex to be the initial relative vorticity distribution, appropriately relocated, in which case all the °ow change accompanying the vortex motion resides in the residual °ow that is considered to be the vortex environment.

Chapter 1 OBSERVATIONS OF TROPICAL CYCLONES Tropical cyclones are intense, cyclonically1-rotating, low-pressure weather systems that form over the tropical oceans. Intense means that near surface sustained2wind speeds exceed 17 ms¡1(60 km h¡1, 32 kn).File Size: 2MB.

Acknowledgments [23] The authors thank two anonymous reviewers for thoughtful reviews and constructive comments. The authors thank the people constructing and maintaining the portals of the Year of Tropical Convection (YOTC) data set and The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX) Interactive Grand Global Ensemble (TIGGE) for making them useful and Cited by: 8.

Accepted for publication in Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems; Revised 21 April A new method is presented to determine the favorableness for tropical cyclone development of an atmospheric environment, as represented by a mean sounding of temperature, humidity, and wind as a function of height.

Observing System Experiment (OSE) studies illustrate the impacts of the severe decrease in the number of TAO buoys during – and TRITON buoys since on ODAP system.

Nowcasting and very-short-term forecasting of TC-related convective weather, intensity change and potential of RI will be strengthened based on data from new generation satellite observing systems such as JMA Himawari-8/9 and CMA Fengyun-4 as well as polar-orbiting or LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) satellites including CYGNSS (NASA Cyclone Global.

Wang, in Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (Second Edition), Introduction. Tropical cyclones are the most severe storm systems in the tropics.

Tropical cyclogenesis, or the formation of a tropical cyclone, is the least understood phase of the tropical cyclone life cycle and one of the great mysteries in tropical meteorology. Tropical Cyclone Motion Introduction While the prediction of tropical cyclone (TC) track remains a challenging problem, new tools to observe TCs have emerged in recent years to facilitate locating the TC center and estimating TC motion.

The advent of new technology has coincided with remarkable progress in numerical. predictions of tropical cyclone (TC) track, structure, and intensity. Then, the Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) framework can be used to prepare such a quantitative assessment.

The foundation of any OSSEisa “naturerun,”whichistreated as a proxy for the “real world” provid-ing the“truth” for the simulation. severe weather.

A special emphasis is placed on coastal zones and observing-system research. OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of mesoscale processes on the motion and development of tropical cyclones by: 1.

theoretical studies using quasi-analytic and numerical modelling methods; 2. diagnostic analysis of data. APPROACH. The adjoint-derived sensitivity steering vector (ADSSV) has been proposed and applied as a guidance for targeted observation in the field programs for improving tropical cyclone predictability.

Tropical Cyclone Data Impact Studies: Influence of Model Bias and Synthetic Observations Given the enormous potential impact, improving tropical cyclone (TC) track forecasts is of great interest around the world.

An observing system experiment for tropical cyclone targeting techniques using the global forecast system. Dear Colleagues, Tropical Cyclones (TCs) are among the most destructive natural hazards over the globe.

The observations (satellite, airborne, and in situ) and various methods of assimilating those observations are cornerstones of the effort to understand dynamical and physical processes, along with the ability to use this knowledge to advance analyses and predictions. Description; Chapters; Supplementary; You have access to thisebook.

This book is a completely rewritten, updated and expanded new edition of the original Global Perspectives on Tropical Cyclones published in It presents a comprehensive review of the state of science and forecasting of tropical cyclones together with the application of this science to disaster mitigation, hence the tag.

hurricanes, track, dropwindsondes, observing system experiments Current Research Projects. Extra-tropical transition; Meso- and Miso-scale structures in the eye and eyewall of major hurricanes; Observing System Experiments with aircraft data; Optimization of the NOAA G-IV Surveillance Aircraft Flight Patterns through Observing System Simulation.

The focus is on four west Pacific typhoon cases from the The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX) Pacific Asian Regional Campaign (T-PARC) and the Office of Naval Research Tropical Cyclone Structure (TCS) reconnaissance experiments: Typhoon Nuri, Typhoon Hagupit, Typhoon Sinlaku, and Typhoon Jangmi.

The tropical cyclone heat potential (hereafter TCHP), is defined as a measure of the integrated vertical temperature from the sea surface to the depth of the 26℃ isotherm.

This parameter is computed globally from the altimeter-derived vertical temperature profiles estimates in the upper ocean (Shay et al., ). This article reviews our current understanding of the physical mechanisms governing the movement of a tropical cyclone.

In a barotropic framework, a tropical cyclone is basically “steered” by the surrounding flow but its movement is modified by the Coriolis force (referred to as the beta effect) and the horizontal vorticity gradient of the surrounding flow.

In the presence of vertical wind. Oreste Reale, Deepthi Achuthavarier, Marangelly Fuentes, William M. Putman, Gary Partyka, Tropical Cyclones in the 7-km NASA Global Nature Run for Use in Observing System Simulation Experiments, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, /JTECH-D, 34, 1, (), ().

Free Online Library: Remote sensing of tropical cyclones: observations from CloudSat and A-Train profilers.(Report) by "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society"; Business Earth sciences Meteorological satellites Usage Equipment and supplies Methods Tropical cyclones.

Recently published articles from Tropical Cyclone Research and Review. Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems. Journal of Electronic Science and Technology. International Journal of Innovation Studies. Journal of Management Science and Engineering. New Interpretations of Targeting Techniques for Tropical Cyclones (THORPEX ICSC DAOS Working Group: 5th Meeting, ) Observation Target Regions for Improving NWP Tropical Cyclone Motion Forecasts: Comparison of Objective Sensitivity-Targeting Techniques (5th WMO Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP, ).

influence tropical cyclone track, structure, and intensity characteristics, and define how these influences differ between developing, mature, and decaying tropical cyclones.

During the intensification stage of a tropical cyclone, structure and track characteristics can exhibit large variabilities that decrease potential. Abstract: This chapter reviews the physical processes governing the movement of tropical cyclones.

Because of the extensive review in the last edition, only a brief summary of the understanding of such processes up to is presented to provide the main concepts, which include steering and the beta effect, both of which are primarily discussed from a barotropic framework.

Cyclones that form closer to the Equator (i.e., at latitudes 10° to 25° north and south over the oceans) differ somewhat in character from the extratropical variety.

Such wind systems, known as tropical cyclones, are much smaller in diameter. Whereas extratropical cyclones range from nearly 1, to 4, km ( to 2, miles) across.

Ryan D. Torn, The Impact of Targeted Dropwindsonde Observations on Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasts of Four Weak Systems during PREDICT, Monthly Weather Review, /MWR-D,8, (), (). A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain or ing on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by different names, including hurricane (/ ˈ h ʌr ɪ k ən,-k eɪ n /), typhoon (/ t aɪ ˈ.

Recent studies have shown that assimilating enhanced satellite-derived atmospheric motion vectors (AMVs) has improved mesoscale forecast of tropical cyclones (TC) track and intensity.

The authors conduct data-denial experiments to understand where the TC analyses and forecasts benefit the most from the enhanced AMV information using an ensemble. Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX) Pacific Asian Regional Campaign information about the interaction of the features identified within the transitioning tropical cyclone.

The existence of dry midlatitude air above warm-moist tropical air led to strong potential instability. Quasigeo. potential for more insightful and accurate studies of the relationship between tropical cyclones (TCs) and lower-frequency components of the tropical atmosphere.

Conversely, the quality of the reanalysis model precipitation physics and the analysis of the large-scale flow is strongly related to the analysis and track forecasts of TCs. Thus, the. motion of targets that include cirrus clouds, gradients in water vapor, and lower-tropospheric cumulus clouds (Velden et al.

AMV data are assimilated rou-tinely into operational global numerical weather pre-diction(NWP)systems,andhavebeenfoundtoimprove forecasts of tropical cyclone (TC) tracks (e.g., Goerss ; Langland et al.

Analysis and Forecasts of Tropical Cyclones in the ECMWF year Reanalysis (ERA) Michael Fiorino, LLNL, Livermore, CA. High-resolution global reanalysis offers the potential for more penetrative and accurate studies of the relationship between tropical cyclones (TC) and lower-frequency components of tropical atmosphere.

The tropical cyclone (TC) is among the most severe weather systems, with the potential for catastrophic damage to human lives, society, transportation, properties, etc. For example, Hurricane Katrina during August 23–31, with a maximum wind speed of km/hr impacted most of south‐east US regions and landed in the Greater New Orleans.

"An Observing System Simulation Experiment for the Unmanned Aircraft System Data Impact on Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasts." Monthly Weather Review, (11): [ /MWR-D ]. Environmental steering is typically the most prominent external influence on a tropical cyclone, accounting for as much as 70 to 90 percent of the motion (Neumann, ).

Theoretical studies have shown that in the absence of environmental steering, tropical cyclones move poleward and westward due to internal influences (Elsberry et.

al., ). Tropical cyclone, also called typhoon or hurricane, an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans and is characterized by low atmospheric pressure, high winds, and heavy g energy from the sea surface and maintaining its strength as long as it remains over warm water, a tropical cyclone generates winds that exceed km (74 miles) per hour.

Potential Tropical Cyclone 9's Current Status at 2 p.m. EDT At 2 p.m. EDT ( UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude degrees north and longitude degrees west. Given that, and the potential for this system to bring tropical storm conditions to the coast from northern South Carolina through North Carolina, advisories are being initiated on this system as a Potential Tropical Cyclone.

The system is currently moving little in a region of weak steering, but should begin to move slowly northward and then.

Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Visible imagery from NASA satellites help forecasters understand if a storm is organizing or weakening.

The shape of a tropical cyclone provides forecasters with an idea of its organization and strength. The more circular a storm appears, the stronger it can be.Sep.

18, – NASA-NOAA Satellite Studies Tropical Storm Kiko’s Center. Hurricane Kiko weakened to a tropical storm, but imagery from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed that the storm has maintained strength in the circular area of powerful storms around the low-level center.Tropical Cyclone Formation Probability TCHP Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential TIROS Television and Infrared Observation Satellite TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer TOPEX Ocean Topography Experiment (A Sensor) TOVS TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TST Technical Support Team UCAR.