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Charles N. Helms and Robert E. Hart

individual developing and nondeveloping cases, especially in a three-dimensional sense. The present study aims to perform a detailed analysis of the structural evolution of kinematic and thermodynamic fields (viz., vorticity, divergence, temperature anomaly, and relative humidity) with the goal of highlighting differences in developing and nondeveloping tropical convective systems. Furthermore, by examining the evolution of these fields in three dimensions on a case-study level, this study acts to build

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Wen-Chau Lee, Xiaowen Tang, and Ben J.-D. Jou

(e.g., Caya and Zawadzki 1992 ) in deducing kinematic properties. Because of the mathematical similarity to the VAD, the proposed methodology is coined distance velocity–azimuthal display (DVAD). This paper is organized as follows. Section 2 presents the rationale and the mathematic framework of the DVAD. Section 3 illustrates characteristics of DVAD on several simple, analytical flow fields. Section 4 demonstrates how to quantitatively deduce flow characteristics via least squares fitting

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James L. Franklin, Stephen J. Lord, Steven E. Feuer, and Frank D. Marks Jr.

VOLUME 121 MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW SEPTEMBER 1993The Kinematic Structure of Hurricane Gloria (1985) Determined from Nested Analyses of Dropwindsonde and Doppler Radar Data JAMES L. FRANKLINNOAA /Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida STEPHEN J. LORDNOAA /National Meteorological Center, Washington, D.C. STEVEN E. FEUER AND FRANK D. MARKS, JR. NOAA /Hurricane Research Division

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Jack Calman

JULY 1978 JACK CALMAN 627On the Interpretation of Ocean Current Spectra. Part 1: The Kinematics of Three-Dimensional Vector Time Series JACK CALMAN1Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02138(Manuscript received 25 July 1977, in final form 27 February 1978

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Alexis B. Long, Arlen W. Huggins, and Bernard A. Campistron

1302 JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES VOL. 4?,No. 11Investigations of a Winter Mountain Storm in Utah. Part I: Synoptic Analyses, Mesoscale Kinematics, and Water Release Rates ALEXIS B. LONG,* BERNARD A. CAMPISTRON** AND ARLEN W. HUGGINS* *Atmospheric Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada*Centre de Recherches Atmospheriques, Universite Paul Sabatier

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Frank Roux and Nicolas Viltard

SEe'rEMBER 1995 ROUX AND VILTARD 2611Structure and Evolution of Hurricane Claudette on 7 September 1991from Airborne Doppler Radar Observetions. Part I: Kinematics FRANK ROUX * AND NICOLAS VILTARD Centre d'dtude des Environnements Terrestre et Plandtaire ( CNRS-UVSQ ), lssy-Les-Moulineaux, France (Manuscript received 18 April 1994, in final form I l January 1995)ABSTRACT

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Xiaolan L. Wang and Val R. Swail

trend and variability. The most important feature of the hindcast was the rigorous attention devoted to producing the wind fields used to drive the wave model. To remove potential biases in the historical wind fields, all wind observations from ships and buoys were reassimilated into the analysis taking account of the method of observation, anemometer height, and stability. Wind fields for all significant storms were then painstakingly kinematically reanalyzed. Furthermore, high-resolution surface

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Frank Roux, Virginie Marécal, and Danièle Hauser

1 APRIL 1993 ROUX ET AL. 951The 12/13 January 1988 Narrow Cold-Frontal Rainband Observed duringMFDP/FRONTS 87. Part I: Kinematics and Thermodynamics FRANK ROUX, VIRGINIE MARI~CAL, AND DANI~LE HAUSERCentre de Recherches en Physique de l'Environnement Terrestre et PlanOtaire (CNET-CNRS), Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France(Manuscript received 13 December 1991, in final form 4 June 1992

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Matthew R. Kumjian and Kelly A. Lombardo

sacrifices more detailed analyses. As such, this study should be seen as a first step toward characterizing microphysical and kinematic structures in northeastern U.S. winter storms, perhaps providing a roadmap for future, more detailed analyses. In our analyses, we find a number of consistent, reliable polarimetric and Doppler signatures related to microphysical, thermodynamic, and kinematic processes within these storms. The following section provides an overview of the data and methods used in the

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Sandra E. Yuter and Robert A. Houze Jr.

VOLUME 123 MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW JULY 1995Three-Dimensional Kinematic and Microphysical Evolution of Florida Cumulonimbus. Part I: Spatial Distribution of Updrafts, Downdrafts, and Precipitation SANDRA E. YUTER AND ROBERT A. HOUZE JR.Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Manuscript received 31 March 1994, in final form 30 November 1994

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