Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Research article
02 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 02 Jul 2019

Large-scale dynamics of tropical cyclone formation associated with ITCZ breakdown

Quan Wang, Chanh Kieu, and The-Anh Vu


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AR by Chanh Kieu on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Jun 2019) by Mathias Palm
AR by Chanh Kieu on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This study presents an analytical model to study large-scale tropical cyclone (TC) formation that can help us understand the maximum capacity of the Earth's atmosphere to produce TCs. Using a barotropic model for the intertropical convergence zone and recent advances in nonlinear dynamical transition, it is found that the Earth's atmosphere can support a limited number of TCs at any given time (<12) in the current climate, thus providing new theoretical insights into the TC formation process.
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