Description of Cloud-Rain Bands in a Tropical Cyclone by a Hyperbolic-Logarithmic Spiral

B. S. Yurchak

Based on the law of inflow angle change in a tropical cyclone (TC) as a function of radius, an analytical expression as a combination of hyperbolic and logarithmic spirals (HLS) for the description of TC spiral cloud-rain bands is retrieved. Parameters of the HLS are deterlnlned by the physical parameters of a TC. The advantage of the proposed approximation over the empirical logarithmic approximation is shown with several examples of satellite and radar images of a TC.

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