The Influence of Tropical Cyclone Size on Its Intensification

  title={The Influence of Tropical Cyclone Size on Its Intensification},
  author={Cristina Carrasco and Christopher W. Landsea and Yuh-Lang Lin},
  journal={Weather and Forecasting},
AbstractThis study investigates tropical cyclones of the past two decades (1990–2010) and the connection, if any, between their size and their ability to subsequently undergo rapid intensification (RI). Three different parameters are chosen to define the size of a tropical cyclone: radius of maximum wind (RMW), the average 34-knot (kt; 1 kt = 0.51 m s−1) radius (AR34), and the radius of the outermost closed isobar (ROCI). The data for this study, coming from the North Atlantic hurricane… 

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