(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

A global climatology of extreme rainfall rates in the inner core of intense tropical cyclones

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHANG I. (1) ; BENTLEY M.L. (2) ; SHEPHERD J.M. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Geographic Science Program, Dept. of Integrated Science & Technology, James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Atmospheric Sciences Program, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, ETATS-UNIS


The localized rain rate maxima (RM) of the inner core region of intense tropical cyclones (TCs) are investigated using Version 6 of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis data-set from 1998 to 2010. The AA. subdivide each major ocean basin, (the North Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Northwest Pacific Ocean, the South Pacific Ocean, the South Indian Ocean, and the East-central Pacific Ocean), into several sub-basins to survey the heterogeneity of extreme localized rainfall within the inner core region of intense TCs. Sub-basins with intense TCs that produce extreme rainfall rate maxima include the Bay of Bengal, the South Philippine Sea, the East China Sea, the north coast of Australia, southeast Melanesia, and the Northwest Atlantic. Sub-basins with a higher proportion of category 5 (CAT5) observations than category 3 (CAT3) observations tend to have a greater P25 beyond 60 km from the storm center


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no6 [pp. 478-496]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 11 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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