A Multisource Analysis of Hurricane Vince

A Multisource Analysis of Hurricane Vince BY FRANCISCO J. TAPIADOR, MIGUEL A . GAERTNER, RAQUEL ROMERA, AN D MANUEL CASTRO urrican e Vince of 2005 wa s the first tropical Hcyclon e on record to mak e landfall in continental Spain. This rare storm origi- nated an d developed 800 k m east-southeast of the Azores in an area with a relatively cold sea surface temperature (SST). Analysis data from th e Global Forecast System (GFS) (Fig. 1) an d the Eu- ropea n Center for Medium Rang e Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) bot h show a simi- la r initial situation: Initial developmen t of Vince was due to the organization of an area of low pressur e between 5 an d 8 Octobe r 2005. Th e hurrican e origi- nate d at very high latitude (34°N) , far removed from th e 10°-20°N tropical band wher e most of the Atlantic FIG . I. (a) 500-hPa geopotential height (m) at 0000 UTC on (top) 5 October hurricane s originate. The and (bottom ) 8 Octobe r 2005. (b) Sam e as (a) excep t for mea n sea level pres- longitud e (19°W) of th e ori- sure (mb). Analyses data are from 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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10.1175/BAMS-88-7-1027
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BY FRANCISCO J. TAPIADOR, MIGUEL A . GAERTNER, RAQUEL ROMERA, AN D MANUEL CASTRO urrican e Vince of 2005 wa s the first tropical Hcyclon e on record to mak e landfall in continental Spain. This rare storm origi- nated an d developed 800 k m east-southeast of the Azores in an area with a relatively cold sea surface temperature (SST). Analysis data from th e Global Forecast System (GFS) (Fig. 1) an d the Eu- ropea n Center for Medium Rang e Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) bot h show a simi- la r initial situation: Initial developmen t of Vince was due to the organization of an area of low pressur e between 5 an d 8 Octobe r 2005. Th e hurrican e origi- nate d at very high latitude (34°N) , far removed from th e 10°-20°N tropical band wher e most of the Atlantic FIG . I. (a) 500-hPa geopotential height (m) at 0000 UTC on (top) 5 October hurricane s originate. The and (bottom ) 8 Octobe r 2005. (b) Sam e as (a) excep t for mea n sea level pres- longitud e (19°W) of th e ori- sure (mb). Analyses data are from

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jul 1, 2007

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