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Author Deremble, B.; Dewar, W.K.; Chassignet, E.P. url  doi
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  Title Vorticity dynamics near sharp topographic features Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2016 Publication Journal of Marine Research Abbreviated Journal J Mar Res  
  Volume 74 Issue 6 Pages 249-276  
  Keywords vorticity conservation; point vortex; vortex sheet; singularities  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0022-2402 ISBN Medium  
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  Funding Approved $loc['no']  
  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 231  
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Author Ford, K. M. url  openurl
  Title Uncertainty in Scatterometer-Derived Vorticity Type $loc['typeManuscript']
  Year 2008 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Vorticity, Scatterometer, Cyclone Genesis, Rrror Analysis, Tropical Storm  
  Abstract A more versatile and robust technique is developed for determining area averaged surface vorticity based on vector winds from the SeaWinds scatterometer on the QuikSCAT satellite. This improved technique is discussed in detail and compared to two previous studies by Sharp et al. (2002) and Gierach et al. (2007) that focused on early development of tropical systems. The error characteristics of the technique are examined in detail. Specifically, three independent sources of error are explored: random observational error, truncation error and representation error. Observational errors are due to random errors in the wind observations, and determined as a worst-case estimate as a function of averaging spatial scale. The observational uncertainty in vorticity averaged for a roughly circular shape with a 100 km diameter, expressed as one standard deviation, is approximately 0.5 x 10 -5 s-1 for the methodology described herein. Truncation error is associated with the assumption of linear changes between wind vectors. For accurate results, it must be estimated on a case-by-case basis. An attempt is made to determine a lower bound of truncation errors through the use of composites of tropical disturbances. This lower bound is calculated as 10-7 s-1 for the composites, which is relatively small compared to the tropical disturbance detection threshold set at 5 x 10-5 s-1, used in an earlier study. However, in more realistic conditions, uncertainty related to truncation errors is much larger than observational uncertainty. The third type of error discussed is due to the size of the area being averaged. If the wind vectors associated with a vorticity maximum are inside the perimeter of this area (away from the edges), it will be missed. This type of error is analogous to over-smoothing. Tropical and sub-tropical low pressure systems from three months of QuikSCAT observations are used to examine this error. This error results in a bias of approximately 1.5 x 10-5 s-1 for area averaged vorticity calculated on a 100 km scale compared to vorticity calculated on a 25 km scale. The discussion of these errors will benefit future projects of this nature as well as future satellite missions.  
  Address Department of Meteorology  
  Corporate Author Thesis $loc['Master's thesis']  
  Publisher Florida State University Place of Publication Tallahassee, FL Editor  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 608  
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Author Gierach, M.M.; Bourassa, M.A.; Cunningham, P.; O'Brien, J.J.; Reasor, P.D. url  doi
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  Title Vorticity-Based Detection of Tropical Cyclogenesis Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2007 Publication Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology Abbreviated Journal J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.  
  Volume 46 Issue 8 Pages 1214-1229  
  Keywords Cyclogenesis/cyclolysis; Tropics; Vorticity  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1558-8424 ISBN Medium  
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  Funding NASA, OSU, TCSP Approved $loc['no']  
  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 696  
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Author Hite, M. M. url  openurl
  Title Vorticity-Based Detection of Tropical Cyclogenesis Type $loc['typeManuscript']
  Year 2006 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Quikscat, Seawinds, Tropical Disturbance, Tropical Cyclogenesis, Vorticity  
  Abstract Ocean wind vectors from the SeaWinds scatterometer on QuikSCAT and GOES imagery are used to develop an objective technique that can detect and monitor tropical disturbances associated with the early stages of tropical cyclogenesis in the Atlantic basin. The technique is based on identification of surface vorticity and wind speed signatures that exceed certain threshold magnitudes, with vorticity averaged over an appropriate spatial scale. The threshold values applied herein are determined from the precursors of 15 tropical cyclones during the 1999-2004 Atlantic hurricane seasons using research-quality QuikSCAT data. Tropical disturbances are found for these cases within a range of 19 hours to 101 hours before classification as tropical cyclones by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The 15 cases are further subdivided based upon their origination source (i.e., easterly wave, upper-level cut-off low, stagnant frontal zone, etc). Primary focus centers on the cases associated with tropical waves, since these waves account for approximately 63% of all Atlantic tropical cyclones. The detection technique illustrates the ability to track these tropical disturbances from near the coast of Africa. Analysis of the pre-tropical cyclone (TC) tracks for these cases depict stages, related to wind speed and precipitation, in the evolution of an easterly wave to tropical cyclone.  
  Address Department of Meteorology  
  Corporate Author Thesis $loc['Master's thesis']  
  Publisher Florida State University Place of Publication Tallahassee, FL Editor  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 616  
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Author Holbach, H.M.; Bourassa, M.A. url  doi
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  Title The Effects of Gap-Wind-Induced Vorticity, the Monsoon Trough, and the ITCZ on East Pacific Tropical Cyclogenesis Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2014 Publication Monthly Weather Review Abbreviated Journal Mon. Wea. Rev.  
  Volume 142 Issue 3 Pages 1312-1325  
  Keywords Central America; Remote sensing; Vorticity; Valley/mountain flows; Tropical cyclones; Cyclogenesis/cyclolysis  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0027-0644 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 130  
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Author Holbach, H.M.; Bourassa, M.A. url  doi
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  Title Platform and Across-Swath Comparison of Vorticity Spectra From QuikSCAT, ASCAT-A, OSCAT, and ASCAT-B Scatterometers Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2017 Publication IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing  
  Volume 10 Issue 5 Pages 2205-2213  
  Keywords Consistency; intercalibration; scatterometer; vorticity  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1939-1404 ISBN Medium  
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  Funding Approved $loc['no']  
  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 21  
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Author Kanamitsu, M.; Yulaeva, E.; Li, H.; Hong, S.-Y. url  doi
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  Title Catalina Eddy as revealed by the historical downscaling of reanalysis Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2013 Publication Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences Abbreviated Journal Asia-Pacific J Atmos Sci  
  Volume 49 Issue 4 Pages 467-481  
  Keywords Catalina Eddy; vorticity; diurnal variation; sea breeze  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1976-7633 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 194  
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Author Maue, R. N. url  openurl
  Title Evolution of Frontal Structure Associated with Extratropical Transitioning Hurricanes Type $loc['typeManuscript']
  Year 2004 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords Extratropical Transition, Frontogenesis, Fronts, Quikscat, Cyclone Lifecycles, Warm Seclusion, Frontal Fracture, Potential Vorticity, Hurricane Kate, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Fabian, Tropical Cyclones  
  Abstract Many tropical cyclones move poleward, encounter vertical shear associated with the midlatitude circulation, and undergo a process called extratropical transition (ET). One of the many factors affecting the post-transition extratropical storm in terms of reintensification, frontal structure, and overall evolution is the upper-level flow pattern. Schultz et al. (1998) categorized extratropical cyclones according to two of the many possible cyclone paradigms in terms of the upper-level trough configuration: The Norwegian cyclone model (Bjerknes and Solberg 1922) associated with high-amplitude diffluent trough flow and the Shapiro-Keyser cyclone lifecycle (1990) with low-amplitude confluent troughs. Broadly speaking, the former category is associated with a strong, meridionally oriented cold front with a weak warm front while the latter lifecycle usually entails a prominent, zonally oriented warm front. However, as will be shown, simple antipode lifecycle definitions fail to capture hybrid or cross-lifecycle evolution of transitioned tropical cyclones. To exemplify the importance upper-level features such as jet streaks and troughs, a potential vorticity framework is coupled with vector frontogenesis functions to diagnose the interaction between the poleward transitioning cyclone and the midlatitude circulation. Particular focus is concentrated upon the evolution and strength of frontal fracture from both a PV and frontogenesis viewpoint. The final outcome of extratropical transition is highly variable depending on characteristics of the tropical cyclone, SSTs, and environmental factors such as strength of vertical shear. Here, three storms (Irene 1999, Fabian 2003, and Kate 2003) typify the inherent variability of one such ET outcome, warm seclusion. Very strong winds are often observed in excess of 50 ms-1 along the southwestern flank of the storm down the bent-back warm front. The low-level wind field kinematics are examined using vector frontogenesis functions and QuikSCAT winds. A complex empirical orthogonal function (CEOF) technique is adapted to temporally interpolate ECMWF model fields (T, MSLP) to overpass times of the scatterometer, an improvement over simple linear interpolation. Overall, the above diagnosis is used to support a hypothesis concerning the prevalence of hurricane-force winds surrounding secluded systems.  
  Address Department of Meteorology  
  Corporate Author Thesis $loc['Master's thesis']  
  Publisher Florida State University Place of Publication Tallahassee, FL Editor  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 625  
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Author Moeller, L url  openurl
  Title Low-Frequency Variations of the Sea Breeze in Florida Type $loc['typeManuscript']
  Year 2011 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords Bermuda High; Atlantic Warm Pool; Sverdrup Vorticity Balance; interannual variations  
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  Address Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science  
  Corporate Author Thesis $loc['Master's thesis']  
  Publisher Florida State University Place of Publication Tallahassee, FL Editor  
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  Funding Approved $loc['no']  
  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 334  
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Author Peng, M.S.; Maue, R.N.; Reynolds, C.A.; Langland, R.H. url  doi
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  Title Hurricanes Ivan, Jeanne, Karl (2004) and mid-latitude trough interactions Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2007 Publication Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Abbreviated Journal Meteorol. Atmos. Phys.  
  Volume 97 Issue 1-4 Pages 221-237  
  Keywords Vorticity; Cyclone; Tropical Cyclone; Singular Vector; Extratropical Cyclone  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0177-7971 ISBN Medium  
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  Funding NRL internship Approved $loc['no']  
  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 699  
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