Rapid Intensification of TCs due to Solar Wind

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Rapid Intensification of TCs due to Solar Wind

#1 Postby GCANE » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:57 pm

Ground breaking paper.
Something I have postulated for a number of years and have observed and commented on in many posts.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 2618305765

Rapid intensification of tropical storms tends to follow arrivals of high-speed solar wind.

Solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupling generates gravity waves.

Atmospheric gravity waves launched from high latitudes can reach tropical cyclones.

Atmospheric gravity waves can trigger moist instabilities leading to convective bursts.

Convective bursts have been linked to rapid intensification of tropical cyclones.

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Re: Rapid Intensification of TCs due to Solar Wind

#2 Postby TheAustinMan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:17 pm

There was a paper published in the same journal last month of well by Vkylyuk et al.that demonstrated some efficacy in modelling hurricanes utilizing solar flux as an input.
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