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Generation of Microbaroms by Deep-Ocean Hurricanes

  • Claus H. Hetzer
  • Kenneth E. Gilbert
  • Roger Waxler
  • Carrick L. Talmadge
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Abstract

Infrasound signals generated by hurricanes, appearing in the microbarom frequency band, often arrive along a bearing that does not point toward the eye of the hurricane where the winds are strongest. In general, the microbarom source region appears to trail the center of the storm. This article proposes that microbarom generation occurs in an “interaction region” wherein the concentric hurricane wavefield meets and opposes the ambient ocean swell field. This hypothesis is supported by infrasound data from Typhoon Usagi (2007) and results from the WaveWatch 3 ocean wave model.

Keywords

Standing Wave Significant Wave Height Ocean Wave Track Forecast Intensity Forecast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus H. Hetzer
    • 1
  • Kenneth E. Gilbert
    • 1
  • Roger Waxler
    • 1
  • Carrick L. Talmadge
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Physical Acoustics , The University of MississippiMississippiUSA

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