Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS19] Dynamics of oceanic and atmospheric waves, vortices, and circulations

Mon. May 27, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yuki Tanaka(Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Ryo Furue(APL/JAMSTEC), Yukiharu Hisaki(University of the Ryukyus), Norihiko Sugimoto(Keio University, Department of Physics)

[AOS19-P05] Instabilities in Ekman layer and roll structures in a tropical cyclone boundary layer

*Junshi Ito1, Hiroshi Niino1 (1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo )

Keywords:Tropical cyclone boundary layer, Roll structure, Linear Instability, Ekman Layer

Taking advantage of the huge computational power of a massive parallel supercomputer (K-supercomputer), a large eddy simulation of entire tropical cyclones by use of a numerical weather prediction model was conducted. In the numerical results, three kinds of roll structures are found in the boundary layer (See figure; Ito et al., 2017). An analysis of linear instabilities in Ekman layer suggests that the mechanisms to form the rolls are associated with two kinds of growth modes (inflection point and parallel instabilities) of the Ekman layer.