Zou and Tian published on size and intensity changes of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

An article by ESSIC/CICS-MD post-doctoral associate Xiaoxu Tian and by ESSIC/CICS-MD research professor Xiaolei Zou was recently accepted for publication in the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. The piece, titled “Capturing Size and Intensity Changes of Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017) from Polar-Orbiting Satellite Microwave Radiometers”, is an analysis into the temporal evolutions of the three-dimensional thermal structures of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The authors found a single-peaked diurnal cycle, which may have relevance to tropical cyclone dynamics and structural and intensity changes.

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