Case Study

Extra Tropical Transition

05 August 2004

60 Minutes

Ian Mills
Jason Bradley

Extra Tropical Transition

Published: 05 August 2004

This study concentrates on the case of hurricane Alex as it progressed though transition zone and crossed the Atlantic as an extra tropical cyclone. Between 31 July and 6 August 2004 the hurricane reached the Outer Banks in North Carolina. At this stage his intensity was classified as category 1. Within the further movements the hurricane strengthened and reached category 3.

This study will introduce the concept of ETT and compare it to other conceptual models. Therefore several indicators from the satellite imageries as well as the derived numerical parameters will be analyzed.

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Filed under Keywords:

Extra Tropical Transition, Hurricane