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Water Budgets of Tropical Cyclones through a Lagrangian Approach: A Case of Study of Hurricane Irma (2017) †

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Centro de Investigación Mariña, Universidade de Vigo, Environmental Physics Laboratory (EPhysLab), Campus As Lagoas s/n, 32004 Ourense, Spain
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Departmento de Meteorología, Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas, Universidad de la Habana, La Habana 10400, Cuba
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Empresa Cubana de Navegación Aérea, La Habana 10800, Cuba
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Instituto Dom Luiz, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Campo Grande, Portugal
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Presented at the 4th International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences, 16–31 July 2021; Available online: https://ecas2021.sciforum.net.
Academic Editor: Anthony R. Lupo
Environ. Sci. Proc. 2021, 8(1), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/ecas2021-10322
Published: 22 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of The 4th International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences)
This study examined the water budget of Hurricane Irma (2017) through a Lagrangian approach. To identify the moisture sources for the Hurricane Irma genesis and intensification the particle dispersion model FLEXPART was used. The North Atlantic Ocean between 15° and 30° North latitude and the South Atlantic Ocean were identified as the main moisture sources for Irma development. From the perspective of the water budget, the maximum accumulated precipitation along Irma’s trajectory coincides with the maximum water budget efficiency, which suggests that total precipitation depends largely on the water vapour supplied, rather than the storm intensity. Furthermore, the moisture supply from the surface under the area delimited by hurricane size is small, thus, the water vapour supply from the environment through the secondary circulation transports more moisture inward. View Full-Text
Keywords: tropical cyclones; water budget; moisture transport; precipitation tropical cyclones; water budget; moisture transport; precipitation
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Pérez-Alarcón, A.; Nieto, R.; Gimeno, L.; Fernández-Alvarez, J.C.; Coll-Hidalgo, P.; Sorí, R. Water Budgets of Tropical Cyclones through a Lagrangian Approach: A Case of Study of Hurricane Irma (2017). Environ. Sci. Proc. 2021, 8, 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/ecas2021-10322

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Pérez-Alarcón A, Nieto R, Gimeno L, Fernández-Alvarez JC, Coll-Hidalgo P, Sorí R. Water Budgets of Tropical Cyclones through a Lagrangian Approach: A Case of Study of Hurricane Irma (2017). Environmental Sciences Proceedings. 2021; 8(1):24. https://doi.org/10.3390/ecas2021-10322

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Pérez-Alarcón, Albenis, Raquel Nieto, Luis Gimeno, José C. Fernández-Alvarez, Patricia Coll-Hidalgo, and Rogert Sorí. 2021. "Water Budgets of Tropical Cyclones through a Lagrangian Approach: A Case of Study of Hurricane Irma (2017)" Environmental Sciences Proceedings 8, no. 1: 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/ecas2021-10322

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