publication . Thesis . 2012

A Climatological Study of Hurricane Force Extratropical Cyclones

Laiyemo, Razaak O.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2012
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Using data compiled by the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center, a hurricane force extratropical cyclone climatology is created for three cold seasons. Using the criteria of Sanders and Gyakum (1980), it is found that 75% of the 259 storms explosively deepened. The frequency maximum in the Atlantic basin is located to the southeast of Greenland. In the Pacific, two maxima to the east of Japan are identified. These results are in good agreement with previous studies, despite different cyclone subgroups, datasets, and methodologies. Composite analyses illustrate the hurricane force wind subgroup of extratropical cyclones, similar to other extratropical...
free text keywords: Extratropical Cyclones, Hurricane, Vorticity, Climatology, Explosive Deepening, Composite, Anomaly, and Ensemble.
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