Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG38] Science in the Arctic Region

Thu. May 24, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 201A (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Shun Tsutaki(The University of Tokyo), NAOYA KANNA(Arctic Research Center, Hokkaido University), Shunsuke Tei(北海道大学 北極域研究センター, 共同), Tetsu Nakamura(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Chairperson:Nakamura Tetsu(Faculty of Earth Environmental Science, Hokkaido University)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

[ACG38-07] 3D Structure of Arctic Cyclone and the Trajectory Analysis

*Hiroshi Tanaka1 (1.Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

Keywords:Arctic cyclone, Vortex merging, Tropopause folding, Ekman friction, Secondary circulation, Cold core

In this study, a trajectory analysis is conducted for the 3D structure of the Arctic cyclone during the life-cycle and the time mean motions using PUFF model developed at the University of Tsukuba. As a result, it is found that a merging of extra-tropical cyclone moving into the Arctic and the upper air polar vortex is important. When a vorticity of the cyclone merges with that of polar vortex, indicating an enhanced tropopause folding, the vortex is intensified showing a barotropic structure. The resulting secondary circulation in a vertical section of the vortex enhances the upward motion at the vortex center by the surface friction, which produces the cold core structure of the Arctic cyclone.