Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2477–2487, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2477-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2477–2487, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2477-2019

Research article 27 Feb 2019

Research article | 27 Feb 2019

Tornado-scale vortices in the tropical cyclone boundary layer: numerical simulation with the WRF–LES framework

Liguang Wu et al.

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AR by Liguang Wu on behalf of the Authors (26 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2019) by Yun Qian
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (25 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Jan 2019) by Yun Qian
AR by Liguang Wu on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Feb 2019) by Yun Qian
AR by Liguang Wu on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The tornado-scale vortex in the tropical cyclone boundary layer has been speculated in intense hurricanes. A numerical experiment is conducted using the Advanced Weather Research and Forecast model by incorporating the large-eddy simulation technique. The simulated tornado-scale vortex shows the similar features as revealed with the limited observational data. The presence of the tornado-scale vortex also leads to significant gradients in the near surface wind speed and wind gusts.
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