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Thermodynamic and Convective Evolution during Tropical Cyclone Formation
Friday, Sept. 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m., FL2 Room 1001
Zhuo Wang Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thermodynamic preconditioning and convective evolution leading up to tropical cyclone formation are examined using high-resolution model simulations and the analyses of satellite and field data. In particular, I will address the following questions
Q1: What are the key features of convection leading up to tropical cyclogenesis?
Q2: What thermodynamic conditions promote such convective features?
Q3: What are the relative contributions of different types of precipitation to tropical cyclone formation? A two-stage conceptual model for tropical cyclone formation is proposed based on the analyses.