Environmental Influences on the Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Opal ( 1995 ) over the Gulf of Mexico

@inproceedings{BOSART2000EnvironmentalIO,
  title={Environmental Influences on the Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Opal ( 1995 ) over the Gulf of Mexico},
  author={LANCE F. BOSART and Christopher S. Velden and W. EDWARD BRACKEN and J. M. Costa Molinari and Peter G. Black},
  year={2000}
}
Hurricane Opal intensified rapidly and unexpectedly over the Gulf of Mexico between 1800 UTC 3 October and 1000 UTC 4 October 1995. During this period the storm central pressure decreased from 963 to 916 hPa and sustained winds reached 68 m s21. Analyses that include high-resolution GOES-8 water vapor winds and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) gridded datasets are employed to examine the rapid intensification… CONTINUE READING
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