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Strange Attractors                                 & Complex Systems

Tropical Cyclone Genesis


 In a paper coauthored with Jos Leys, a dynamician point of view of the Tropical cyclone genesis as a self-organised pattern is presented.

The Hadley Circulation in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) constitutes the frame of the Cyclonic Genesis.

 The theoretical model of three nonlinear differential equations reports the forcing process of the Hadley Cells leading to the auto-organized structure of the Cyclone.

Main result:

Conjunction of geophysical forces; i.e., Coriolis force, global warming effect, twist the Hadley Cells and a slice of its roll is converted to an autonomous quasi-torus aerological formation.


Idealized shape of the Tropical Cyclone