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Atmosphere, Volume 8, Issue 5 (May 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Medicanes are meteorological phenomena observed in the Mediterranean region that are receiving [...] Read more. Medicanes are meteorological phenomena observed in the Mediterranean region that are receiving growing attention. The number and intensity of these tropical-like cyclones is varying—as a consequence of climate change affecting the basin—while associated damages on the coasts are often significant due to the high population density. On Nov. 7–9 2011, Medicane “Rolf” formed over the Balearic Islands sea region; during its period of maximum intensity, its winds speed peaked at over 110 km/h and an intense deep convection area enveloped its minimum pressure. This study deals with disentangling the delicate interplay of energy fluxes between atmosphere, ocean and waves during a Medicane, thoroughly exploring sensitivity to initial conditions, effects of different planetary boundary layer schemes, but also the role of oceans in fueling the event. By Antonio Ricchi et al. View this paper