Some Aspects of Hurricane Inner-Core Dynamics and Energetics

  title={Some Aspects of Hurricane Inner-Core Dynamics and Energetics},
  author={Kerry A. Emanuel},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},
  • K. Emanuel
  • Published 15 April 1997
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Abstract The energy cycle of the mature hurricane resides in the secondary circulation that passes through the storm’s eyewall. By equating the generation of energy in this cycle to boundary layer dissipation, an upper bound on wind speed is derived. This bound depends on the degree of thermodynamic disequilibrium between the tropical ocean and atmosphere, on the difference between sea surface and outflow absolute temperatures, and also on the ratio between the enthalpy exchange and surface… 

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