CAPE in Tropical Cyclones

  title={CAPE in Tropical Cyclones},
  author={J. M. Costa Molinari and David M. Romps and David Vollaro and L T Nguyen},
Convective available potential energy (CAPE) and the vertical distribution of buoyancy were calculated for more than 2000 dropsonde soundings collected by the NOAA Gulfstream-IV aircraft. Calculations were done with and without the effects of condensate loading, entrainment, and the latent heat of fusion. CAPE showed larger values downshear than upshear within 400 km of the center, consistent with the observed variation of convective intensity. The larger downshear CAPE arose from (i) higher… CONTINUE READING
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