Session 6C Tropical Cyclone Intensity: MPI and Environmental Influences

Tuesday, 11 May 2010: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Arizona Ballroom 10-12 (JW MArriott Starr Pass Resort)
Host: 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
John Kaplan, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL

10:15 AM
Energy Production, Frictional Dissipation, and Maximum Intensity of Tropical Cyclones
Yuqing Wang, International Pacific Research Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and J. Xu
10:30 AM
Critical alignment number and maximum potential intensity of a tropical cyclone
Irakli G. Shekrildaze, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia
10:45 AM
Dynamical constraints on the intensity and size of tropical cyclones
Christoph Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany; and R. K. Smith and M. T. Montgomery
11:00 AM
Quantifying environmental control on tropical cyclone intensity change
Eric Hendricks, NRL, Monterey, CA; and M. S. Peng, B. Fu, and T. Li
11:15 AM
A new paradigm for intensity change of tropical cyclones in vertical wind shear
Michael Riemer, NPS, Monterey, CA; and M. T. Montgomery and M. E. Nicholls
11:30 AM
The evolution of Humberto in a sheared environment
Klaus Dolling, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; and G. M. Barnes
11:45 AM
Arc clouds in the tropical cyclone environment: Implications for TC intensity change
Jason Dunion, University of Miami/CIMAS-NOAA/HRD, Miami, FL; and M. D. Eastin, D. S. Nolan, J. Hawkins, and C. Velden
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