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Cyclone track prediction

  • T N Krishnamurti
  • Bhaskar Jha
Surveys in Fluid Mechanics-IV


This is a review paper based on tropical cyclone research that was mostly carried out at the Florida State University. In this review we address a number of modelling issues such as: Explicit specification of the constant flux layer, cloud-radiative interaction and low cloud, cumulus parameterization, physical initialization, the ensemble of hurricane track forecasts and cloud forecasts. Among these the areas that have demonstrated the most sensitivity on tropical cyclone tracks, landfall and intensity are: resolution, cumulus convection, sea surface temperatures, soil moisture and orography around the ocean basin.


Tropical cyclones cumulus convection sea surface temperature soil moisture ocean basin orography 

List of acronyms and symbols


empirical orthogonal function


Florida State University


outgoing longwave radiation


vertically integrated apparent moisture flux


special sensor microwave instrument


triangular truncation at wave number 213


equivalent potential temperature


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T N Krishnamurti
    • 1
  • Bhaskar Jha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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