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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3507-3524, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3507-2017
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14 Mar 2017
Impact of vertical wind shear on roll structure in idealized hurricane boundary layers
Shouping Wang and Qingfang Jiang

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Tropical cyclones are significantly influenced by the lowest part of atmosphere from sea surface to 1 km because strong winds interacting with ocean surface may provide significant energy to the storms. This work aims to understand how different wind intensity and shape may change the energy transfer. A numerical modeling technique is used to simulate the wind and energy transfer. It is found that the change in wind speed with height is particularly important in generating energy transport.
Tropical cyclones are significantly influenced by the lowest part of atmosphere from sea surface...
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