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Improved Tropical Cyclone Research Capabilities


  • Processes that strongly affect forecasts of storm intensity and intensity change.


  • Upper tropospheric Observations are sparse, limiting knowledge of environmental interactions and angular momentum transports into the storm.
  • Processes that affect track forecasts.


  • Processes in the outflow layer may influence motion of recurving storms


  • Flight-level data from 43,000 ft will provide observations of these processes for the first time.

For information about improved research capability

Updated Dec. 8, 1995

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