Forecast of the tract and intensity of the tropical cyclone AILA over the Bay of Bengal by the global spectral atmospheric model VARSHA

Basu, BK and Bhagyalakshmi, K (2010) Forecast of the tract and intensity of the tropical cyclone AILA over the Bay of Bengal by the global spectral atmospheric model VARSHA. Current Science, 99 (6). pp. 765-774. ISSN 0011-3891

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    Abstract

    The tropical cyclone 'AILA' formed over the Bay of Bengal and crossed the West Bengal coast in the afternoon of 25 May 2009. The track, surface pressure distribution, asymmetric wind, warm core, etc. and special features like rapid intensification near the coast and retention of intensity after landfall are examined in the forecast of model VARSHA. This model predicted the rapid intensification and sustained intensity after landfall indicating interaction with a cold core trough in the westerly. Comparison with observations by IMD and also the FNL analysis of NCEP, USA shows that VARSHA performed well in predicting the structure, motion and intensification of AILA.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric model;Asymmetric wind;Rapid intensification; Tropical cyclone;Westerly interaction
    Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Meteorology and Climatology
    Division/Department: Flosolver Division , Flosolver Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 10:12
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2012 10:12
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10328

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