Vortical Swirls in Hurricane Eye Clouds

@inproceedings{Kossin2002VorticalSI,
  title={Vortical Swirls in Hurricane Eye Clouds},
  author={James P. Kossin and Brian D. McNoldy and W Ayne H. Schubert},
  year={2002}
}
A collection of images depicting various swirling patterns within low-level cloud decks in hurricane eyes is presented and described. A possible causal mechanism for the presence of these cloud patterns is suggested by comparison of the observed cloud patterns with the evolution of passive tracers in a simple 2D barotropic model. The model is initialized with a barotropically unstable flow field that imitates the observed flows in hurricanes, and numerical integration of this field simulates… CONTINUE READING

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