An experimental study on hurricane mesovortices

  title={An experimental study on hurricane mesovortices},
  author={Michael T. Montgomery and Vladimir A. Vladimirov and Petr Denissenko},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  pages={1 - 32}
Mesovortices in the eyewall region of a hurricane are intriguing elements of the hurricane engine. In-situ measurements of them are sparse, however, and our understanding of their overall role in the physics of a hurricane is incomplete. To further understand their dynamics an experimental apparatus using a homogeneous fluid (water) has been constructed to emulate the lower tropospheric flow of the hurricane eye/eyewall region. For experimental configurations possessing a central aspect ratio… 
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