Tropical cyclogenesis sensitivity to environmental parameters in radiative–convective equilibrium

  title={Tropical cyclogenesis sensitivity to environmental parameters in radiative–convective equilibrium},
  author={David S. Nolan and Eric D. Rappin and Kerry A. Emanuel},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  • D. Nolan, E. Rappin, K. Emanuel
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
In this study, the relationship between the likelihood of tropical cyclogenesis and external environmental forcings is explored in the simplest idealized modelling framework possible: radiative‐convective equilibrium on a doubly periodic f‐plane. In such an environment, control of the equilibrium environmental sounding is reduced to three parameters: the sea‐surface temperature, the Coriolis parameter, and the imposed background surface wind speed. Cloud‐resolving mesoscale model simulations… 
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