On Hurricane Outflow Structure

Chun-Chieh Wu Center for Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Kerry A. Emanuel Center for Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Abstract

Flow fields from the model of Wu and Emanuel are presented. It is demonstrated that the interaction of background shear with a uniform source of low potential vorticity air at the storm top can produce many of the observed characteristics of hurricane outflow, including outflow jets. Our model is compared to other extant models of hurricane outflow.

Abstract

Flow fields from the model of Wu and Emanuel are presented. It is demonstrated that the interaction of background shear with a uniform source of low potential vorticity air at the storm top can produce many of the observed characteristics of hurricane outflow, including outflow jets. Our model is compared to other extant models of hurricane outflow.

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