Schubert, W. H., C. J. Slocum, and R. K. Taft, 2016: Forced, balanced model of tropical cyclone intensification. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 94, 119-135.
http://doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2016-007 Graphical Abstract with highlights
- This study explores applications of the Salmon wave-vortex approximation to tropical cyclone intensification. The approximation can be used to describe flows with high Rossby number and low Froude number by providing analytic solutions to an elliptic problem.
- Results from the two-region forced, balanced model show why topical cyclones can have long incubation times prior to rapid intensification and provide insight into the size of the mature vortex (Fig. 2).
- Figure 6 shows results from the three-region forced, balanced model. Insight into the formation of hollow potential vorticity (PV) structures and the inward movement of angular momentum surfaces across the radius of maximum wind are provided.