The Role of Water Vapor in African Easterly Wave Evolution and Tropical Cyclogenesis

When:  Dec 1, 2022 from 14:00 to 15:00 (MT)
Associated with  Opportunities
Speaker: Kelly Nunez Ocasio, NCAR MMM

A major hindrance to progress on the topic of tropical cyclone genesis is our limited
understanding of interactions between mesoscale processes and the TC seedling and how these interactions are in large part driven by water vapor. In this talk, I’ll assess the multi-scale and moisture-dependent nature of African easterly wave (AEW) tropical cyclogenesis (TCG) using observations and in both parameterized and convection-permitting simulations.