Eyewall replacement cycle of Hurricane Matthew (2016) observed by Doppler radars
An eyewall replacement cycle (ERC) can cause significant changes to the intensity and structure of a tropical cyclone, but the physical mechanisms involved in the ERC process are not fully understood due to a lack of detailed observations. Hurricane Matthew was observed by the NEXRAD KAMX, KMLB, and KJAX polarimetric radars and NOAA P-3 airborne radar when it approached the southeastern United States during an ERC event. The radar observations indicate that Matthew's primary eyewall was replaced with a weaker outer eyewall, but unlike a classic ERC, Matthew did not reintensify after the inner ...
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