An analytic model of tropical cyclone wind profiles

  title={An analytic model of tropical cyclone wind profiles},
  author={Shuai Wang and Ralf Toumi and Arnaud Czaja and Adrian van Kan},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  • Shuai Wang, R. Toumi, A. V. Kan
  • Published 18 August 2015
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
A physically based analytic model (λ model) is presented to describe the wind profile of tropical cyclones in terms of the pressure deficit and a single shape parameter (λ). To test the λ model, an idealized full‐physics numerical model is employed to provide wind‐profile samples and also to show the influence of environmental temperature and the properties of initial vortices on tropical cyclone size. It is found that the λ model provides an accurate fit of the azimuthal wind profile at the… 
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