Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3507–3524, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3507-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3507–3524, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3507-2017

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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Subject: Dynamics | Research Activity: Atmospheric Modelling | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
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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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