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Ito, K., C.-C. Wu, K. T. F. Chan, R. Toumi, and C. Davis, 2020: Recent progress in the fundamental understanding of tropical cyclone motion. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 5-17. Abstract with highlights

Plain Language Summary: Because of its importance of the tropical cyclone (TC) track, extensive studies have been carried out. While the understanding of the motion of TCs is fairly mature, notable advancements are still being made very recently. This paper summarizes new concepts and updates to the existing theories, particularly since 2014, as follows: revisiting the concept of steering flow, barotropic framework, recurvature, influence of topography, role of atmosphere-ocean interaction, large scale features, and dynamics of large forecast errors in TC tracks.