Marine Forecasting Course

20 Minutes

David M. Schultz (Univ. of Manchester)

Frontal Structures and High Winds in Extratropical Cyclones

Published: 16 December 2013

This talk presents new conceptual models in cyclone structures and evolutions. How does the large-scale flow in which the cyclone is embedded determine the type of frontal evolution that occurs? How does the air flow through cyclones, and what can this tell us about the possibility for damaging winds at the surface? This talk concludes with general principles for how forecasters can improve their skill through the use of conceptual models in operational forecasting.

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Occlusion, sting jet, conceptual model, cyclogenesis, Hurricane, rope cloud, conveyor belts