Numerical Simulations of the Extratropical Transition of Floyd (1999): Structural Evolution and Responsible Mechanisms for the Heavy Rainfall over the Northeast United States

Colle, Brian A.
December 2003
Monthly Weather Review;Dec2003, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p2905
Academic Journal
Examines the extratropical transition of Hurricane Floyd along the U.S. East Coast on September 16-17, 1999 using the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University NCAR Mesoscale Model (MMS) down to 1.33-km horizontal grid spacing. Deep layer of deformation frontogenesis from the surface to 400 mb; Confluence between the southeasterlies to the northeast of Floyd at all levels and the inland northeasterlies and southwesterlies at low and midlevels.


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