Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3507–3524, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3507–3524, 2017

Research article 14 Mar 2017

Research article | 14 Mar 2017

Impact of vertical wind shear on roll structure in idealized hurricane boundary layers

Shouping Wang and Qingfang Jiang


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AR by Shouping Wang on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Feb 2017) by Heini Wernli
Short summary
Tropical cyclones are significantly influenced by the lowest part of atmosphere from sea surface to 1 km because strong winds interacting with ocean surface may provide significant energy to the storms. This work aims to understand how different wind intensity and shape may change the energy transfer. A numerical modeling technique is used to simulate the wind and energy transfer. It is found that the change in wind speed with height is particularly important in generating energy transport.
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