Unstable Interactions between a Hurricane ’ s Primary Eyewall and a Secondary Ring of Enhanced Vorticity

@inproceedings{KossinUnstableIB,
  title={Unstable Interactions between a Hurricane ’ s Primary Eyewall and a Secondary Ring of Enhanced Vorticity},
  author={James P. Kossin and Wayne H. Schubert and Michael T. Montgomery}
}
Intense tropical cyclones often exhibit concentric eyewall patterns in their radar reflectivity. Deep convection within the inner, or primary, eyewall is surrounded by a nearly echo-free moat, which in turn is surrounded by an outer, or secondary ring of deep convection. Both convective regions typically contain well-defined tangential wind maxima. The primary wind maximum is associated with large vorticity just inside the radius of maximum wind, while the secondary wind maximum is usually… CONTINUE READING
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