SP11%20mostly%20hurricanes - Mostly Chapter 11 Hurricanes...

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Mostly Chapter 11 Hurricanes Tropical Weather Noon sun is always high, seasonal temperature changes small Daily heating and humidity = cumulus clouds and afternoon thunderstorms Non-squall clusters loosely organized clusters of thunderstorms Tropical squall line- Thunderstorms in the tropics align in a row of vigorous convective cells tropical wave or easterly wave a weak trough of low pressure in the tropics that tends to move from east to west Seasons defined by precipitation as opposed to temperature Instead of isobars streamlines that depict wind flow are drawn since isobars provide little useful information in the tropics because pressure varies only slightly Anatomy of a Hurricane Intense storm of tropical origin with winds greater than 64 kts; typhoon, cyclone, tropical cyclone Eye Eye wall Spiral rain band Latent heat The Right Environment o Tropical waters with light wind o 26.5°C sea surface temperatures (June-November) o Surface converge trigger (tropical wave) o Coriolis effect: 5-20º latitude The Developing Storm o Cluster of thunderstorms around a rotating low pressure o As latent heat is released inside the clouds, the warming of the air aloft creates an area of high
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course 670 201 taught by Professor Hopey during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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SP11%20mostly%20hurricanes - Mostly Chapter 11 Hurricanes...

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