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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2010, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 75-86

The Plural Generation of Tropical Cyclogenesis in the South Indian Ocean

E.A. Sharkov 1, G.A. Kim 2, I.V. Pokrovskaya 1
1 Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow 117997, Profsouznaya str., 84/32
2 Scientific Center of Aerospace Monitoring Aerocosmos, 105064 Moscow, Gorochovski by-str., 4
In the paper, the detailed analysis of tropical cyclogenesis energy evolution in South Indian Ocean (January - March
2008) in the global water vapor field by IR and microwave multi-scale satellite data has been studied. On the base of
TC evolution investigation it was experimental detected one of main energy sources of functioning of the tropical
cyclone. As a result of studies it was shown that the only feasible source is the precipitable water vapor field that TC
captured from tropical zone with monsoonal circulation and conserved during all evolution stage. The estimations of
the global water vapor latent energy and its temporal variations were performed. The estimation of latent energy
capture by TC from the global water vapor equatorial field was first carried out.
Keywords: tropical cyclones, precipitable water vapor, microwave remote sensing
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