Sensitivity of tropical cyclone intensity to sea surface temperature

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An examination of the historical data record in a number of ocean basins is used to identify the relative importance of SST in the tropical cyclone intensification process. The results reveal that SST alone is an inadequate predictor of tropical cyclone intensity. Other factors known to affect tropical cyclone frequency and intensity are discussed. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1140
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Climate
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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