COSEE Ocean Systems: News
'Brown Ocean' Can Fuel Inland Tropical Cyclones
Description: In the summer of 2007, Tropical Storm Erin stumped meteorologists. Most tropical cyclones dissipate after making landfall. Not Erin. The storm intensified as it tracked through Texas. It formed an eye over Oklahoma. As it spun over the southern plains, Erin grew stronger than it ever had been over the ocean. Erin is an example of a newly defined type of inland tropical cyclone that maintains or increases strength after landfall, according to new research. [Source: NASA]
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Source: NASA
Publish Date: 7/16/2013
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