National Weather Center Colloquium

Dynamics of inner core rainbands observed in tropical cyclones

Dr. Anthony Didlake, Jr.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

07 October 2014, 3:30 PM

National Weather Center, Room 1313
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM

Outside the eyewall of a tropical cyclone, bands of precipitation spiral inward toward the storm center and account for most of the storm size. Despite the prominence of these spiral rainbands, their influence on the storm’s evolution is not fully understood. The interaction of these rainbands, particularly those in the inner core, with the overall vortex dynamics is believed to be a critical piece in determining storm intensity. We explore airborne Doppler radar observations of tropical cyclones that were collected during the RAINEX (2005) and GRIP (2010) field experiments. These data provide insight into the role that inner core rainbands play in modifying the intensity and structure of tropical cyclones.

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