The Rapid Growth of Tropical Cyclones’ Outer Size – A New Concept

Sept. 13, 2022

A new study focuses on the rapid growth of tropical cyclones and their destructive potential.

The potential destruction caused by the winds of tropical cyclones (TCs) depends on both intensity and size. A new study, co-authored by AOS Associate Research Scholar Shuai Wang, a CIMES researcher, introduces a new concept of “Rapid Growth” (RG) to identify instances when the outer size or gale-force wind of a tropical cyclone grows more than 75 kilometers in radius in 24 hours.

Learn more