Overshooting Convection in Tropical Cyclones

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Title: Overshooting Convection in Tropical Cyclones
Author: Kuang, Zhiming; Romps, David

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Citation: Romps, David M. and Zhiming M. Kuang. 2009. Overshooting convection in tropical cyclones. Geophysical Research Letters 36: L09804.
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Abstract: Using infrared satellite imagery, best-track data, and reanalysis data, tropical cyclones are shown to contain a disproportionate amount of the deepest convection in the tropics. Although tropical cyclones account for only 7% of the deep convection in the tropics, they account for about 15% of the deep convection with cloud-top temperatures below the monthly averaged tropopause temperature and 29% of the clouds that attain a cloud-top temperature 15 K below the temperature of the tropopause. This suggests that tropical cyclones could play an important role in setting the humidity of the stratosphere.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009GL037396
Other Sources: http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~kuang/RompsKuang09GRL.pdf
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