A Rule for Forecasting the Eccentricity and Direction of Motion of Tropical Cyclones

Yale Mintz University of California at Los Angeles

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The rule is formulated that in regions with horizontal temperature gradients tropical cyclones are eccentric on the warm air side and move along the mean free air isotherms keeping the warmer air to the right of the direction of motion.

* U.C.L.A. Department of Meteorology, Papers in Meteorology, No. 5.

The rule is formulated that in regions with horizontal temperature gradients tropical cyclones are eccentric on the warm air side and move along the mean free air isotherms keeping the warmer air to the right of the direction of motion.

* U.C.L.A. Department of Meteorology, Papers in Meteorology, No. 5.

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