Session 9B Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change III

Wednesday, 18 April 2012: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Champions AB (Sawgrass Marriott)
Sponsor: 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

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

George H. Bryan, MMM, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  10:30 AM
Observational estimates of turbulence characteristics in the low-level troposphere of intense hurricanes
Jun A. Zhang, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL; and M. T. Montgomery, F. D. Marks Jr., and S. Lorsolo

  10:45 AM
Impact of vertical wind shear on the Predictability of Tropical Cyclones
Dandan Tao, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and F. Zhang

  11:00 AM
Does the vertical wind shear profile matter to tropical cyclone intensity change?
Yuqing Wang, International Pacific Research Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

  11:15 AM
Tropical cyclones in vertical shear: dynamic, kinematic, and thermodynamic aspects of intensity modification
Michael Riemer, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitšt Mainz, Mainz, Germany; and M. T. Montgomery and M. E. Nicholls

Horizontal Divergence of Typhoon-generated Gravity Waves in the Upper Troposphere and Its Contribution to the Intensity of Typhoon Saomai (2006)

  12:15 PM
On the role of radiation in tropical cyclone dynamics
Gregory J. Hakim, University of Washington, Seattle, WA