The Outflow–Rainband Relationship Induced by Environmental Flow around Tropical Cyclones

  title={The Outflow–Rainband Relationship Induced by Environmental Flow around Tropical Cyclones},
  author={Yi Dai and Sharanya J. Majumdar and David S. Nolan},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},
This study investigates the role of the asymmetric interaction between the tropical cyclone (TC) and the environmental flow in governing the TC inner-core asymmetric structure. Motivated by the limitations of bulk measures of vertical wind shear in representing the complete environmental flow, the TC outflow is used as a focus for the asymmetric interaction. By analyzing an idealized numerical simulation, it is demonstrated that parcels can go directly from the asymmetric rainband to the… 

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