We present here three ocean parameters and one atmospheric condition that may impact Tropical Cyclone (TC) intensity changes where:
The ocean properties presented here have been associated with hurricane intensification: when the three water properties (SST > 26°C, SSS < 35 psu, and TCHP > 50 kJ/cm2) overlap, they represent ocean conditions that may conduct to hurricane intensification. The atmospheric property in the map shows high values of AOD that are characteristic of dry and warm atmospheric conditions with strong winds that have been shown to suppress tropical cyclone formation and intensification.
The latest Ocean/Atmospheric Conditions are available here as a pdf. These maps are intended for research purposes only. Please direct your questions to Francis.Bringas@noaa.gov or Gustavo.Goni@noaa.gov.