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ID-15 :   Impact of sea ice distribution on the evolution of a polar low

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Title

Impact of sea ice distribution on the evolution of a polar low

Abstract

Polar lows are intense mesoscale cyclones that occur at high latitude during winter. These cyclones can produce hurricane-like wind gusts and heavy rainfalls. The sudden development of the phenomenon, together with the sparsity of conventional measurements in the genesis and development areas, results in a low forecasting skill. Therefore, polar lows are a hazard of all maritime and coastal activities. Sea ice distributions, which controls the heat fluxes from the sea surface, may have a significant impact on the development of the polar low. This study investigates the mechanism of how the surface heat flux affect the development of polar lows.

Model Characteristics

Non-hydrostatic regional whether/climate model

Personnel

RollContact PersonNameAtsuyoshi MandaAffiliationMie University
Data Registration
10:30 on Fri July 1, 2016
Last Update
12:09 on Thu July 19, 2018