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By U.C. Mohanty, Sundararaman.G. Gopalakrishnan

ISBN-10: 9402408959

ISBN-13: 9789402408959

This ebook offers essentially with tracking, prediction and figuring out of Tropical Cyclones (TCs). It used to be predicted to function a instructing and reference source at universities and educational associations for researchers and post-graduate scholars. it's been designed to supply a vast outlook on fresh advances in observations, assimilation and modeling of TCs with unique and complex details on genesis, intensification, circulation and typhoon surge prediction. particularly, it makes a speciality of (i) state of the art observations for advancing TC learn, (ii) advances in numerical climate prediction for TCs, (iii) complex assimilation and vortex initialization concepts, (iv) ocean coupling, (v) present functions to foretell TCs, and (vi) complicated examine in actual and dynamical tactics in TCs. The chapters within the booklet are authored through prime foreign specialists from educational, study and operational environments. The e-book can be anticipated to stimulate serious considering for cyclone forecasters and researchers, managers, coverage makers, and graduate and post-graduate scholars to hold out destiny learn within the box of TCs.

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The advent of the WSR-88D Doppler radar network, and 20 Frank D. Marks, Jr. construction of portable Doppler radars that can be moved to a location near TC landfall have also generated new and unique datasets enabling improved understanding of (1) severe weather events associated with landfalling TCs, (2) boundary layer wind structure as the storm moves from over the sea to over land, and (3) spatial and temporal changes in the storm rain distribution. , 1994, 1999, 2000). These algorithms are used operationally on the P-3 aircraft and on the ground at NHC.

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Thus the estimation of rainfall rates based on microwave observations becomes “physically direct” in nature, unlike visible/IR techniques. These features of microwave sensors make them a very useful observational tool for the study of tropical cyclones. Microwave sensors can be further subdivided into two types, passive and active sensors. While passive sensors make use of microwave radiation emitted from earth and atmosphere, the active sensors deploy their own source of microwave radiation, and analyze the patterns of reflected or scattered radiation for retrieval of geophysical parameters like wind velocity, and sea level height.

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