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Research article
04 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 04 Sep 2017

The genesis of Hurricane Nate and its interaction with a nearby environment of very dry air

Blake Rutherford, Timothy Dunkerton, Michael Montgomery, and Scott Braun

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Whether a tropical disturbance develops into a tropical cyclone is determined by many factors including whether nearby dry air is able to intrude into the disturbance and disrupt key thermodynamic processes. In this research, we explored a way to diagnose this interaction from a time-evolving rather than instantaneous viewpoint, so that the dry air import can be seen more precisely. We expect that this framework, here applicable to Hurricane Nate (2011), will also apply to other disturbances.
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