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NOWCAST owo w CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK The following papers were presented at the 19th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/15th Confer- ence on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, Texas, 12-16 August 2002. For more information on the conferences, please visit the AMS Web site (www.ametsoc.org/ams). A HIGH-RESOLUTION SIMULATION OF HURRICANE OPAL Landfalling hurricanes are fre- quently accompanied by severe weather, which may extend well outward from the cyclone center. The public generally recognizes these threats near the center of the cyclone, but is less aware that lo- calized severe weather can occur well away from the center. For in- stance, numerous tornadic super- cells accompanied outer hurricane Visualization of the cloud water field just prior to landfall from the simu- rainband s as Hurricane Opal lation of Hurricane Opal. Classical hurricane features are indicated. Vol- (1995) approached the Florida ume rendering created using the hierarchical volume renderer. Panhandle. Using models at cloud- scale horizontal resolution, it is now possible to simulate the evo- character that typically develops in tionally, simulated convective ele- lution of a hurricane and resolve ments exhibit structure and behav- the hurricane. Also, while convec- individual convective elements tive instability is often the most ior analogous to minisupercells. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-83.9.1273
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owo w CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK The following papers were presented at the 19th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/15th Confer- ence on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, Texas, 12-16 August 2002. For more information on the conferences, please visit the AMS Web site (www.ametsoc.org/ams). A HIGH-RESOLUTION SIMULATION OF HURRICANE OPAL Landfalling hurricanes are fre- quently accompanied by severe weather, which may extend well outward from the cyclone center. The public generally recognizes these threats near the center of the cyclone, but is less aware that lo- calized severe weather can occur well away from the center. For in- stance, numerous tornadic super- cells accompanied outer hurricane Visualization of the cloud water field just prior to landfall from the simu- rainband s as Hurricane Opal lation of Hurricane Opal. Classical hurricane features are indicated. Vol- (1995) approached the Florida ume rendering created using the hierarchical volume renderer. Panhandle. Using models at cloud- scale horizontal resolution, it is now possible to simulate the evo- character that typically develops in tionally, simulated convective ele- lution of a hurricane and resolve ments exhibit structure and behav- the hurricane. Also, while convec- individual convective elements tive instability is often the most ior analogous to minisupercells.

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Sep 1, 2002

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