Sensitivity of the structure of hurricane to spacial resolution and the impacts on the quantitative precipitation forecasts (QPFs)

Henian Zhang, Greg M. McFarquhar

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Abstract

The dependence of hurricane evolution, thermodynamic structure, intensity and distribution of precipitation to spatial resolution was studied. The numerical simulations of Hurricane Erin with MM5 was carried out to explain the variability among simulations. It was observed that with the increased vertical resolution, the model tends to produce a more intense hurricane with deeper central pressure and higher maximum wind. It was shown that significant differences exist among simulations with various vertical resolutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages308-309
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

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Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Zhang, H., & McFarquhar, G. M. (2004). Sensitivity of the structure of hurricane to spacial resolution and the impacts on the quantitative precipitation forecasts (QPFs). 308-309. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States.