Impact of assimilated and interactive aerosol on tropical cyclogenesis

  title={Impact of assimilated and interactive aerosol on tropical cyclogenesis},
  author={Oreste Reale and Kap Man Lau and A.P.A. da Silva and Toshihisa Matsui},
  booktitle={Geophysical research letters},
This article investigates the impact of Saharan dust on the development of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. A global data assimilation and forecast system, the NASA GEOS-5, is used to assimilate all satellite and conventional data sets used operationally for numerical weather prediction. In addition, this new GEOS-5 version includes assimilation of aerosol optical depth from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. The analysis so obtained comprises atmospheric quantities and a… CONTINUE READING