Thermodynamic and Convective Evolution during Tropical Cyclone Formation

Start Sep 16, 2016 9:30 AM
End Sep 16, 2016 10:30 AM
Broadcast Room FL2-1001

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.

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