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dc.contributor.advisorCurry, Judith A.
dc.contributor.authorFritz, Angela Marcelunen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-26T18:18:48Z
dc.date.available2009-08-26T18:18:48Z
dc.date.issued2009-07-09en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/29781
dc.description.abstractTowards advancing the indices of hurricane energetics that are associated with potential damage, we develop a new methodology for calculating integrated kinetic energy (IKE) climatology. A simple, observation and dynamical - based radial wind speed model is used with the Extended Best Track Data Set to calculate IKE for North Atlantic Hurricanes from 1988 to 2008. The method is evaluated against previous methods of tropical cyclone intensity analysis, and the results are compared to traditional indices in terms of characterizing storm energetics and relating to storm surge. It is shown that the traditional indices are inaccurate measurements of hurricane energetics, and the assumptions that they are based on are not valid. Furthermore, in analyzing storm surge, it is possible that tropical cyclone damage is more strongly correlated with IKE rather than maximum wind speed.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectKinetic energyen_US
dc.subjectRadial wind speeden_US
dc.subjectHurricaneen_US
dc.subjectIntegrated kinetic energyen_US
dc.subjectCyclonesen_US
dc.subjectTropicalen_US
dc.subjectCycloneen_US
dc.subject.lcshCyclones Tropics
dc.subject.lcshHurricanes Kinetic energy
dc.subject.lcshDynamic meteorology
dc.titleNorth Atlantic tropical cyclones: a kinetic energy perspectiveen_US
dc.typeText
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEarth and Atmospheric Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlack, Robert X.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeng, Yi
dc.type.genreThesis


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