A Global Climatology of Tropical Cyclone Eyes

  title={A Global Climatology of Tropical Cyclone Eyes},
  author={Kenneth R. Knapp and Christopher S. Velden and Anthony James Wimmers},
  journal={Monthly Weather Review},
Intense tropical cyclones (TCs) generally produce a cloud-free center with calm winds, called the eye. The Automated Rotational Center Hurricane Eye Retrieval (ARCHER) algorithm is used to analyze Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) B1 infrared satellite imagery data for storms occurring globally from 1982 to 2015. HURSAT B1 data provide 3-hourly observations of TCs. The result is a 34-yr climatology of eye location and size. During that time period, eyes are identified in about 13% of all infrared… 
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