[AAS02-P01] Analyses and Numerical Tests of an Explosive Cyclone over the Northwestern Pacific
Keywords:Explosive cyclone, Numerical tests, WRF, diagnostic analysis
In order to examine the development process of this cyclone in detail, we conducted a 54-h WRF simulation initialized at 18 UTC 10 January 2012. The model domain has a horizontal resolution of 45 km, 150×100 grids in horizontal, and 44-σ levels in vertical. The model top is 50 hPa. For model physics, a five-class microphysics scheme (Lin scheme) and Yonsei University planetary boundary layer scheme (YSU scheme) are used. The Kain-Fritsch cumulus scheme, which has both deep and shallow sub-grid convection, is employed for the cumulus parameterization. The change of sea surface temperature (SST) indicates that SST may affect the cyclone intensity significantly , but has little effect on the moving path of cyclone. The SST tests show that warmer SST (SST+2K) may increase the cyclone intensity than that of control run, whereas cooler SST (SST-2K) may weaken the cyclone intensity. It seems to suggest that SST plays an important role in the development of cyclone. However, all WRF simulations exhibit much weaker trend of central pressure than that of FNL analysis.