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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Quantifying the shapes of U.S. landfalling tropical cyclone rain shields

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MATYAS C. ;

Abstract

This study utilizes geographic information systems to spatially analyze radar returns and calculate several metrics that quantify the shapes of TC (Tropical Cyclone) rain shields. Three stepwise discriminant analyses are performed to determine which of the shape metrics distinguish among TCs categorized by : intensity, distance, traveled inland, and orientation of terrain encountered. Results confirm that TC rain shields often assume noncircular shapes. Utilizing shape indices to model rain shields could help produce TC rainfall forecasts that are more spatially accurate

Source

Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 59, no2 [pp. 158-172]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 9188

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