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Zhou, X., L. Wu, Q. Liu, and Y. Zheng, 2020: Influence of low-level, high-entropy air in the eye on tropical cyclone intensity: A trajectory analysis. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, https://doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2020-063
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Plain Language Summary: Whether the high-entropy eye air can substantially increase tropical cyclone (TC) intensity through mixing with eyewall air and enhancing eyewall convection is still a scientific issue. This study quantitatively evaluates the relative importance of the entrainment of this air by trajectory analysis. The result suggests that the low-level, high-entropy air from the eye has little direct influence on TC intensity by providing relatively small mass and thermodynamic contributions.

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