This paper examines the development of a summer event of mesoscale cyclogenesis off the coast of Victoria Land in the presence of katabatic winds, by means of numerical simulations. These refer to the period from 00 UTC 17 February to 00 UTC 19 February 1988 and were performed using the hydrostatic ETA (1993 version) limited area model with resolution 55 km x 55 km x 17 levels. The ETA model reproduces katabatic winds from Terra Nova Bay and a trough on the southwestern Ross Sea. A cyclonic vortex is simulated in the trough, even though it is weaker than the one present in the analyses initialized by the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast (Reading, UK). Idealized simulations with varied surface conditions were also performed. In particular, an ice-covered ocean acts to weaken the atmospheric phenomena, while a no-mountain simulation emphasizes the influence of the orography and the cold winds from the coast of Victoria Land on the mesocyclonic activity.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Titolo:||Modelling study of Mesoscale Cyclogenesis over Ross Sea,Antarctica,on February 18,1988|
|Autore/i:||M. Stortini; S. Morelli; S. Marchesi|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000087400800004|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-2242460523|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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