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Volume 22, No. 3
Pages 190 - 197

Applications of Satellite-Derived Ocean Measurements to Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasting

Gustavo Goni Mark DeMariaJohn Knaff Charles SampsonIsaac Ginis Francis BringasAlberto MavumeChris Lauer I.-I. LinM.M. Ali Paul SanderySilvana Ramos-BuarqueKiRyong Kang Avichal Mehra Eric Chassignet George Halliwell
Article Abstract

Sudden tropical cyclone (TC) intensification has been linked with high values of upper ocean heat content contained in mesoscale features, particularly warm ocean eddies, provided that atmospheric conditions are also favorable. Although understanding of air-sea interaction for TCs is evolving, this manuscript summarizes some of the current work being carried out to investigate the role that the upper ocean plays in TC intensification and the use of ocean parameters in forecasting TC intensity.

Citation

Goni, G., M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, C. Sampson, I. Ginis, F. Bringas, A. Mavume, C. Lauer, I.-I. Lin, M.M. Ali, P. Sandery, S. Ramos-Buarque, K. Kang, A. Mehra, E. Chassignet, and G. Halliwell. 2009. Applications of satellite-derived ocean measurements to tropical cyclone intensity forecasting. Oceanography 22(3):190–197, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.78.

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