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An Anomalous Genesis Potential Index for MJO Modulation of Tropical Cyclones
Description: Modulation of tropical cyclone (TC) genesis by the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) has been quantitatively diagnosed by using a climatological genesis potential index (GPI). Analysis of TC genesis during November-April of 1979-2014 indicates the most effective factors controlling intraseasonal TC genesis are 850-hPa relative vorticity weighted by the Coriolis parameter fζr850 and 500-hPa vertical motion ω500. [Source: Journal of Climate]
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Source: Journal of Climate
Publish Date: 6/1/2017
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