Assimilation of Satellite Data in Improving Numerical Simulation of Tropical Cyclones: Progress, Challenge and Development
Tropical cyclones originate over the ocean where conventional data are very sparse. Satellites provide a very useful source of data for studying tropical cyclones. This paper gives a brief review on the recent progress in satellite data assimilation for improving the numerical simulations and forecasts of tropical cyclones. The general problems and challenges in tropical cyclone forecasting and satellite data assimilation and potential improvements in the future are also addressed in light of the most recent research.
KeywordsTropical Cyclone Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Track Forecast Tropical Cyclone Intensity Intensity Forecast
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