Figure 6

Initial conditions

Fig. 6. Initial condition differences in the vertically averaged 850 - 200 hPa winds between the GSNO and GSAL cases, 1 August 1998 0000 UTC. The large hurricane symbol is the location of Tropical Storm Alex at the nominal time. The small hurricane symbols are the locations of Alex every 12 h previous and after the nominal time. The black dots represent the locations of dropwindsonde observations.

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