The role of surface fluxes in the development of a tropical-like cyclone in southern Italy

AMS Citation:
Miglietta, M. M., S. Davolio, A. Moscatello, F. Pacifico, and R. Rotunno, 2008: The role of surface fluxes in the development of a tropical-like cyclone in southern Italy. Advances in Science and Research, 2, 35-39, doi:10.5194/asr-2-35-2008.
Date:2008-05-06
Resource Type:article
Title:The role of surface fluxes in the development of a tropical-like cyclone in southern Italy
Abstract: Numerical simulations of a tropical-like cyclone in southern Italy have been performed with two different modelling systems (BOLAM-MOLOCH and WRF) with the aim of discussing the role of the surface fluxes in the development of the vortex and evaluating their intensity during the mature stage of the cyclone. Although significant differences emerge in their intensity, both the modelling systems agree in showing that the surface fluxes are more important than the latent heat release associated with convection in the initial phase of the vortex lifecycle, while they are less relevant (although more intense) when the minimum assumes the characteristic of a tropical cyclone.
Peer Review:Refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright Authors 2008. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7kh0nh5
Publisher's Version: 10.5194/asr-2-35-2008
Author(s):
  • M. Miglietta
  • S. Davolio
  • A. Moscatello
  • F. Pacifico
  • Richard Rotunno - NCAR/UCAR
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