Tropical Cyclone Motion: Environmental Interaction Plus a Beta Effect

  title={Tropical Cyclone Motion: Environmental Interaction Plus a Beta Effect},
  author={Greg J. Holland},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},
  • G. Holland
  • Published 1 February 1983
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Abstract The dynamics of tropical cyclone motion are investigated by solving for instantaneous motion tendencies using the divergent barotropic vorticity equation on a beta plane. Two methods of solution are presented a direct analytic solution for a constant basic current, and a simple numerical solution for more general conditions. These solutions indicate that cyclone motion can be accurately prescribed by a nonlinear combination of two processes. 1) an interaction between the cyclone and… 
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