Category: Fluid Dynamics

Unveiling the Secrets of Mesoscale Cyclones: Calculating Ekman Transport and Vertical Velocity from Wind Stress τ

Mesoscale cyclones are weather systems characterized by their relatively small size compared to synoptic-scale systems, and typically have lifetimes of a few days. These systems can have a significant impact on local weather conditions and can lead to severe weather events such as heavy rainfall, strong winds, and even tornadoes. Understanding the dynamics of mesoscale