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Hailing Zhang and Zhaoxia Pu

recently, Supertyphoon Haiyan in 2013. Owing to the enormous societal impact of hurricanes, it is of great importance to accurately predict the track and intensity of these storms many hours in advance. In addition, as suggested by Landsea (1993) and Elsberry (2005) , hurricane damage increases exponentially with low-level wind speed. Therefore, accurate forecasting of a hurricane’s structure near its landfall is of great significance for effectively warning the public and reducing economic damage

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