Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Research article
27 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 27 Nov 2019

Role of eyewall and rainband eddy forcing in tropical cyclone intensification

Ping Zhu, Bryce Tyner, Jun A. Zhang, Eric Aligo, Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan, Frank D. Marks, Avichal Mehra, and Vijay Tallapragada


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (08 Aug 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Aug 2019) by Eric Jensen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Sep 2019) by Eric Jensen
AR by Ping Zhu on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Oct 2019) by Eric Jensen
Short summary
Producing timely and accurate intensity forecasts of tropical cyclones (TCs) continues to be one of the most difficult challenges in numerical weather prediction. The difficulty stems from the fact that TC intensification is not only modulated by environmental conditions but also largely depends on TC internal dynamics. The study shows that asymmetric eyewall and rainband eddy forcing above the boundary layer plays an important role in spinning up a TC vortex including rapid intensification.
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