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Volume 16, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8511–8519, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8511-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8511–8519, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8511-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 13 Jul 2016

Research article | 13 Jul 2016

Why did the storm ex-Gaston (2010) fail to redevelop during the PREDICT experiment?

Thomas M. Freismuth et al.

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Numerical model analyses are used to investigate the role of dry, environmental air in the failed redevelopment of a tropical cyclone (ex-Gaston, 2010). As early as 12:00 UTC 2 September 2010, a dry layer at and above 600 hPa results in a decrease in the vertical mass flux and vertical, relative vorticity. The intrusion of dry air led to a reduction in vorticity and a compromised pouch at these middle levels. This study supports work looking at the role of dry air in moist convection.
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