Session 4C Tropical Cyclone Genesis IV

Monday, 16 April 2012: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Champions FG (Sawgrass Marriott)
Sponsor: 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

**Indicates paper is being considered for the Max Eaton Student Prize**

Kevin J. Tory, Bureau of Meteorology, Research and Development, Melbourne
  4:00 PM
The role of vertical shear orientation on tropical cyclogenesis
Eric D. Rappin, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and D. S. Nolan

  4:15 PM
Tropical Cyclogenesis in Wind Shear: Climatological Relationships and Physical Processes
David S. Nolan, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and M. G. McGauley

  4:30 PM
Influence of Environmental Water Vapor on Tropical Cyclogenesis
Derek Ortt, ImpactWeather, Inc., Houston, TX; and K. Smith

  4:45 PM
The Thermodynamic Environment of a Mid-Level Vortex and Tropical Cyclogenesis
David Raymond, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and S. Gjorgjievska and S. Sessions

  5:00 PM
  5:15 PM
Examination of the roles of intense convection and moisture field in tropical cyclone formation
Zhaoxia Pu, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Z. Li

  5:30 PM
Roles of the Upper-Level Warm Core in Triggering Tropical Cyclogenesis
Da-Lin Zhang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and L. Zhu

  5:45 PM
Investigating the Role of the Upper-Levels in Tropical Cyclogenesis
John Sears, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and C. S. Velden