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1

CISK or WISHE as the Mechanism for Tropical Cyclone Intensification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Examination of conditional instability of the second kind (CISK) and wind-induced surface heat exchange (WISHE), two proposed mechanisms for tropical cyclone and polar low intensification, suggests that the sensitivity of the intensification rate ...

George C. Craig; Suzanne L. Gray

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

2

Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave., #401, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

3

Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave. #705, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave., #401, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

5

Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave. #705, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

6

Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion. 16 figs.

Johnson, K.C.

1992-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

7

The Mechanical Energy Input to the Ocean Induced by Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind stress and tidal dissipation are the most important sources of mechanical energy for maintaining the oceanic general circulation. The contribution of mechanical energy due to tropical cyclones can be a vitally important factor in regulating ...

Ling Ling Liu; Wei Wang; Rui Xin Huang

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

A Transition Mechanism for the Spontaneous Axisymmetric Intensification of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mechanism for the transition of tropical cyclones (TCs) to the spontaneous rapid intensification (RI) phase is proposed based on numerical results of a three-dimensional full-physics model. The intensification phase of the simulated TC is ...

Yoshiaki Miyamoto; Tetsuya Takemi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

9

Solar collectors  

SciTech Connect

Practical applications of solar energy in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are considered. Two main types of solar collectors are described: flat plate collectors and concentrating collectors. Efficiency of air and hydronic collectors among the flat plate types are compared. Also several concentrators are described, including their sun tracking mechanisms. Descriptions of some recent solar installations are presented and a list representing the cross section of solar collector manufacturers is furnished.

Cassidy, V.M.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

10

Midlevel Ventilation's Constraint on Tropical Cyclone Intensity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Midlevel ventilation, or the flux of low-entropy air into the inner core of a tropical cyclone (TC), is a hypothesized mechanism by which environmental vertical wind shear can constrain a tropical cyclone’s intensity. An ...

Tang, Brian Hong-An

11

Mechanical development of an actuation system for a parabolic solar trough collector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis documents my personal contribution to the development of a hydraulic-based actuation system for a solar trough collector. The goal of this project was to design the actuation system using hydraulic actuators ...

Carrillo, Juan Felipe (Carrillo Salazar)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

12

Flow simulation in industrial cyclone separator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of ash settling on super-heater tube bank, due to improper velocity distribution, in the cyclone separator used at Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) has been investigated by means of computational fluid dynamic techniques. With ... Keywords: CAD model, CFD - finite volume technique, Circulating fluidized bed combustion, Flow recirculation - geometry modification, Particle Trajectories, Partition plates, Pressure based algorithms, Pressure drop, Recycle cyclone collector, Structured multi-block grids

C. Bhasker

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

13

Tracking system for solar collectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tracking system is provided for pivotally mounted spaced-apart solar collectors. A pair of cables is connected to spaced-apart portions of each collector, and a driver displaces the cables, thereby causing the collectors to pivot about their mounting, so as to assume the desired orientation. The collectors may be of the cylindrical type as well as the flat-plate type. Rigid spar-like linkages may be substituted for the cables. Releasable attachments of the cables to the collectors is also described, as is a fine tuning mechanism for precisely aligning each individual collector.

Butler, B.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking system for solar collectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tracking system is provided for pivotally mounted spaced-apart solar collectors. A pair of cables is connected to spaced-apart portions of each collector, and a driver displaces the cables, thereby causing the collectors to pivot about their mounting, so as to assume the desired orientation. The collectors may be of the cylindrical type as well as the flat-plate type. Rigid spar-like linkages may be substituted for the cables. Releasable attachments of the cables to the collectors is also described, as is a fine tuning mechanism for precisely aligning each individual collector.

Butler, Barry L. (Golden, CO)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

15

Heat collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat collector and method suitable for efficiently and cheaply collecting solar and other thermal energy are provided. The collector employs a heat pipe in a gravity-assist mode and is not evacuated. The collector has many advantages, some of which include ease of assembly, reduced structural stresses on the heat pipe enclosure, and a low total materials cost requirement. Natural convective forces drive the collector, which after startup operates entirely passively due in part to differences in molecular weights of gaseous components within the collector.

Merrigan, Michael A. (Santa Cruz, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

16

Heat collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat collector and method suitable for efficiently and cheaply collecting solar and other thermal energy are provided. The collector employs a heat pipe in a gravity-assist mode and is not evacuated. The collector has many advantages, some of which include ease of assembly, reduced structural stresses on the heat pipe enclosure, and a low total materials cost requirement. Natural convective forces drive the collector, which after startup operates entirely passively due in part to differences in molecular weights of gaseous components within the collector.

Merrigan, M.A.

1981-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

17

Tropical Cyclone Formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The physics of tropical cyclone formation is not well understood, and more is known about the mature hurricane than the formative mechanisms that produce it. It is believed part of the reason for this can be traced to insufficient upper-level ...

Michael T. Montgomery; Brian F. Farrell

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

18

Midlevel Ventilation’s Constraint on Tropical Cyclone Intensity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Midlevel ventilation, or the flux of low-entropy air into the inner core of a tropical cyclone (TC), is a hypothesized mechanism by which environmental vertical wind shear can constrain a tropical cyclone’s intensity. An idealized framework based ...

Brian Tang; Kerry Emanuel

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

19

Solar collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The field of this invention is solar collectors, and more particularly, the invention pertains to a flat plate collector that employs high performance thin films. The solar collector of this invention overcomes several problems in this field, such as excessive hardware, cost and reliability, and other prior art drawbacks outlined in the specification. In the preferred form, the apparatus features a substantially rigid planar frame (14). A thin film window (42) is bonded to one planar side of the frame. An absorber (24) of laminate construction is comprised of two thin film layers (24a, 24b) that are sealed perimetrically. The layers (24a, 24b) define a fluid-tight planar envelope (24c) of large surface area to volume through which a heat transfer fluid flows. Absorber (24) is bonded to the other planar side of the frame. The thin film construction of the absorber assures substantially full envelope wetting and thus good efficiency. The window and absorber films stress the frame adding to the overall strength of the collector.

Wilhelm, William G. (Cutchogue, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

20

Tropical Cyclone Cloudbands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The outer cloudband structure of a tropical cyclone is kinematically treated as the manifestation of a forced set of waves stationary with respect to the cyclone. When the cyclone wind field is modeled as a Rankine vortex and the cloudbands are ...

Tom Beer; L. Giannini

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Midlevel ventilation's constraint on tropical cyclone intensity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Midlevel ventilation, or the flux of low-entropy air into the inner core of a tropical cyclone (TC), is a hypothesized mechanism by which environmental vertical wind shear can constrain a TC's intensity. An idealized ...

Tang, Brian Hong-An

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

22

Double-duty collector  

SciTech Connect

The design of a liquid solar collector that helps heat an indoor pool and household water is described. Collector design and specifications and installation of the collector are discussed.

Hill, L.; Yates, D.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

23

Solar collector with altitude tracking  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is provided for turning a solar collector about an east-west horizontal axis so that the collector is tilted toward the sun as the EWV altitude of the sun varies each day. It includes one or more heat responsive elements and a shading means aligned so that within a range of EWV altitudes of the sun during daylight hours the shading means shades the element or elements while during the rest of the daylight hours the elements or elements are heated by the sun to assume heated, stable states. Mechanical linkage between the collector and the element is responsive to the states of the element or elements to tilt the collector in accordance with variations in the EWV altitude of the sun.

Barak, Amitzur Z. (Chicago, IL)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

24

Seasonal tropical cyclone forecasts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Seasonal forecasts of tropical cyclone activity in various regions have been developed since the first attempts in the early 1980s by Neville

Suzana J. Camargo; Anthony G. Barnston; Philip J. Klotzbach; Christopher W. Landsea

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Composite Diagnosis of Synoptic-Scale Extratropical Cyclone Development over the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a composite diagnosis of synoptic-scale forcing mechanisms associated with extratropical cyclone evolution. Drawn from 12 cyclone cases that occurred over the continental United States during the cool season months, the ...

Donald M. Rolfson; Phillip J. Smith

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar air collector  

SciTech Connect

A solar heating system including a radiant heat collector apparatus made up of an enclosure having glazed panels. The collector provided within the enclosure is upstanding with the enclosure and the collector has heat absorbent flat walls spaced inwardly from the glazed panels. A heat storage core is provided centrally within the collector and spaced from the walls of the collector. The heat storage core includes an insulated housing and a heat retaining member within the insulated housing. Air passageways are formed between the collector walls and the insulated housing for passing input air, and duct members are provided for communicating with a household.

Deschenes, D.; Misrahi, E.

1981-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

27

Collector research and development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Current solar collector research of the Los Alamos National Laboratory is described. The document is divided into three sections dealing with the three aspects of the program: reliability and maintainability, optical materials, and evacuated tube collector testing.

Neeper, D.A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

28

Sub-pilot testing of an acoustically enhanced cyclone for PFBC  

SciTech Connect

The overall program objective is to demonstrate, on the subpilot-scale, the effectiveness of an acoustically enhanced cyclone collector under high temperature, high pressure conditions found in coal-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) combined cycle power generating systems. The data obtained will be used to design an acoustically enhanced cyclone gas cleanup system which can meet the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) particulate control level with capital and operating costs significantly lower than currently available with conventional cyclones and post turbine particulate control.

Galica, M.A.; Rawlins, D.C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-pilot testing of an acoustically enhanced cyclone for PFBC  

SciTech Connect

The overall program objective is to demonstrate, on the subpilot-scale, the effectiveness of an acoustically enhanced cyclone collector under high temperature, high pressure conditions found in coal-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) combined cycle power generating systems. The data obtained will be used to design an acoustically enhanced cyclone gas cleanup system which can meet the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) particulate control level with capital and operating costs significantly lower than currently available with conventional cyclones and post turbine particulate control.

Galica, M.A.; Rawlins, D.C.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction and Diagnosis of Tropical Cyclone Formation in an NWP System. Part II: A Diagnosis of Tropical Cyclone Chris Formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second of a three-part investigation into tropical cyclone (TC) genesis in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Tropical Cyclone Limited Area Prediction System (TC-LAPS). The primary TC-LAPS vortex enhancement mechanism (convergence/...

K. J. Tory; M. T. Montgomery; N. E. Davidson; J. D. Kepert

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

31

Clouds in Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Clouds within the inner regions of tropical cyclones are unlike those anywhere else in the atmosphere. Convective clouds contributing to cyclogenesis have rotational and deep intense updrafts but tend to have relatively weak downdrafts. Within ...

Robert A. Houze Jr.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

32

Clouds in Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Clouds within the inner regions of tropical cyclones are unlike those anywhere else in the atmosphere. Convective clouds contributing to cyclogenesis have rotational and deep intense updrafts but tend to have relatively weak downdrafts. Within the ...

Robert A. Houze Jr.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

33

Performance and testing of a stationary concentrating collector. [Compound parabolic concentrators coupled to tubular evacuated receivers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The development of nonimaging solar collectors for heating and cooling applications is reported. A totally stationary concentrating collector has been designed, built, and tested. The collectors employ compound parabolic concentrators coupled to tubular evacuated receivers. Performance of the collector is substantially better than flat plate collectors, and the collectors are suitable for powering mechanically driven air conditioning systems as well as conventional absorption cycle machines. This collector concept was awarded an IR-100 award by Industrial Research Magazine as one of the 100 most significant new developments in 1977.

Cole, R L; Allen, J W; Levitz, N M; McIntire, W R; Schertz, W W

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

34

Tropical Cyclone Eye Thermodynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In intense tropical cyclones, sea level pressures at the center are 50–100 hPa lower than outside the vortex, but only 10–30 hPa of the total pressure fall occurs inside the eye between the eyewall and the center. Warming by dry subsidence ...

H. E. Willoughby

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

Tropical Cyclone Eye Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new perspective of the dynamics of a tropical cyclone eye is given in which eye subsidence and the adiabatic warming accompanying it are accounted for directly from the equations of motion. Subsidence is driven by an adverse, axial gradient of ...

R. K. Smith

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

36

Internal absorber solar collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Thin solar collecting panels are described made from arrays of small rod collectors consisting of a refracting dielectric rod lens with an absorber imbedded within it and a reflecting mirror coated on the back side of the dielectric rod. Non-tracking collector panels on vertical walls or roof tops receive approximately 90% of solar radiation within an acceptance zone 60.degree. in elevation angle by 120.degree. or more in the azimuth sectors with a collector concentration ratio of approximately 3.0. Miniaturized construction of the circular dielectric rods with internal absorbers reduces the weight per area of glass, plastic and metal used in the collector panels. No external parts or insulation are needed as heat losses are low due to partial vacuum or low conductivity gas surrounding heated portions of the collector. The miniature internal absorbers are generally made of solid copper with black selective surface and the collected solar heat is extracted at the collector ends by thermal conductivity along the absorber rods. Heat is removed from end fittings by use of liquid circulants. Several alternate constructions are provided for simplifying collector panel fabrication and for preventing the thermal expansion and contraction of the heated absorber or circulant tubes from damaging vacuum seals. In a modified version of the internal absorber collector, oil with temperature dependent viscosity is pumped through a segmented absorber which is now composed of closely spaced insulated metal tubes. In this way the circulant is automatically diverted through heated portions of the absorber giving higher collector concentration ratios than theoretically possible for an unsegmented absorber.

Sletten, Carlyle J. (106 Nagog Hill Rd., Acton, MA 01720); Herskovitz, Sheldon B. (88 Hammond St., Acton, MA 01720); Holt, F. S. (46 Emerson Rd., Winchester, MA 01890); Sletten, E. J. (Chestnut Hill Rd. R.F.D. Rte. #4, Amherst, NH 03031)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eastern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclones of 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is an annual summary of the Eastern Hemisphere tropical cyclones of 1996. The tropical cyclone statistics presented derive from records at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Guam. Although the text focuses on the tropical cyclones that ...

Mark A. Lander; Eric J. Trehubenko; Charles P. Guard

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy collector  

SciTech Connect

An evacuated solar collector receives impinging solar radiation of varying intensity and converts the same into useful thermal energy in a selected working range of the ambience. The collector has absorber and window surfaces selectively coated for rendering the conversion of solar radiation to useful thermal energy more efficient by increasing absorption, reducing reradiation, and in certain cases may include at least one electrically conductive coating on the solar window which is capable of carrying an electric current, for suppressing snow accumulation thereon.

Kenny, N.S.

1980-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone tracks: modelling cyclone lysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe results from the fifth stage of a project to build a statistical model of tropical cyclone tracks. The previous stages considered genesis and the shape of tracks. We now consider in more detail how to represent the lysis (death) of tropical cyclones. Improving the lysis model turns out to bring a significant improvement to the track model overall.

Hall, T; Hall, Tim; Jewson, Stephen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Flame Doctor for Cyclone Boilers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NOx control and combustion optimization in cyclone boilers requires a monitoring technique that can assess the quality of combustion in the burner and barrel and provide guidance to the operator to make adjustments in the air distribution. This report describes the results through the end of 2008 of a beta demonstration of the Flame Doctor combustion diagnostic system at five working cyclone boilers.

2009-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Biological sample collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A biological sample collector is adapted to a collect several biological samples in a plurality of filter wells. A biological sample collector may comprise a manifold plate for mounting a filter plate thereon, the filter plate having a plurality of filter wells therein; a hollow slider for engaging and positioning a tube that slides therethrough; and a slide case within which the hollow slider travels to allow the tube to be aligned with a selected filter well of the plurality of filter wells, wherein when the tube is aligned with the selected filter well, the tube is pushed through the hollow slider and into the selected filter well to sealingly engage the selected filter well and to allow the tube to deposit a biological sample onto a filter in the bottom of the selected filter well. The biological sample collector may be portable.

Murphy, Gloria A. (French Camp, CA)

2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

42

Standard for solar collectors  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this standard is to estabish for solar collectors: definitions; requirements for testing and rating; specifications, literature and advertising requirements; requirements for marking; requirements for safety; and conformance conditions. This standard is intended for the guidance of the industry including manufacturers, engineers, distributors, installers, contractors, and consumers. This standard applies to factory-made solar collectors using either air or a liquid as the heat transfer fluid for one or more of the following purposes: a) heating service water or other fluids and b) heating or cooling of buildings.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

HALOGEN COLLECTOR TEST PROGRAM  

SciTech Connect

Efficiency tests of removal of radioactive iodine from an air stream were performed on the following halogen collectors: a silver-plated copper-ribbon bed: activatedcharcoal beds, 0.5 and l.0 in. deep: a molecular-sieve bed; and a sodium thiosulfate bed. The tests were conducted at 70 and 160 deg F and at 70 and 95% relative humidity. Only the activated-charcoal collectors achieved a high iodineremoval efficiency over a sustained period at the various operating conditions. (C.J.G.)

1960-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Tropical Cyclone Winds from Scatterometer Winds  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

this paper, wc demonstrate that accurate estimates of tropical cyclone intensity over data sparse ocean regions

Carol S. Hsu; W. Timothy Liu

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

Structurally integrated steel solar collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Herein is disclosed a flat plate solar heat collector unit. The solar collector is integrated as a structural unit so that the collector also functions as the building roof. The functions of efficient heat collection, liquid coolant flow passages, roof structural support and building insulation are combined into one unit.

Moore, Stanley W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1977-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

46

Structurally integrated steel solar collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Herein is disclosed a flate plate solar heat collector unit. The solar collector is integrated as a structural unit so that the collector also functions as the building roof. The functions of efficient heat collection, liquid coolant flow passages, roof structural support, and building insulation are combined into one unit.

Moore, S.W.

1975-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

47

Solar energy collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention relates to a solar energy collector comprising solar energy absorbing material within chamber having a transparent wall, solar energy being transmitted through the transparent wall, and efficiently absorbed by the absorbing material, for transfer to a heat transfer fluid. The solar energy absorbing material, of generally foraminous nature, absorbs and transmits the solar energy with improved efficiency.

Brin, Raymond L. (Cedar Crest, NM); Pace, Thomas L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Solar collector assembly  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A solar collector assembly includes shingles which have integral tubes projecting therefrom, and which are mounted in overlapping parallel array. Mounting brackets for the shingles are engaged on roof rafters or the like, and interlocked light transmissive plates overlie the shingles. The plates are also engaged with shingle components. A special fitting for the tube ends is provided.

Murphy, J.A.

1980-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

49

Isothermal process solar collector panel  

SciTech Connect

An isothermal process solar collector panel is disclosed. The panel includes a collector plate for absorbing radiant heat; and a plurality of isothermal process heat pipes in an array over a surface of the collector plate. Each heat pipe is closed at both ends and contains thermodynamic working fluid for transferring heat energy from the collector plate to a second fluid fowing through a manifold pipe for conducting the heat energy from the collector panel. The manifold pipe is coupled to the collector plate and has an evaporator section wherein heat energy is transferred from the collector plate to the thermodynamic working fluid; and the other end of each heat pipe is positioned within the manifold pipe ad has a condenser section wherein heat energy is transferred from the thermodynamic working fluid to the second fluid flowing through the manifold pipe.

Watt, R.E.

1978-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

50

Parabolic concentrating collector: a tutorial  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A tutorial overview of point-focusing parabolic collectors is presented. Optical and thermal characteristics of such collectors are discussed. Data representing typical achievable collector efficiencies are presented and the importance of balancing collector cost with concentrator quality is argued through the development of a figure of merit for the collector. The impact of receiver temperature on performance is assessed and the general observation made that temperatures much in excess of 1500 to 2000/sup 0/F can actually result in decreased performance. Various types of two-axis tracking collectors are described, including the standard parabolic deep dish, Cassegrainian and Fresnel, as well as two forms of fixed mirrors with articulating receivers. The present DOE program to develop these devices is briefly discussed, as are present and projected costs for these collectors. Pricing information is presented for the only known commercial design available on the open market.

Truscello, V.C.

1979-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

51

Historical Global Tropical Cyclone Landfalls  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent decades, economic damage from tropical cyclones (TCs) around the world has increased dramatically. Scientific literature published to date finds that the increase in losses can be explained entirely by societal changes (such as ...

Jessica Weinkle; Ryan Maue; Roger Pielke Jr

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Whether the characteristics of tropical cyclones have changed or will change in a warming climate — and if so, how — has been the subject of considerable investigation, often with conflicting results. Large amplitude ...

Knutson, Thomas R.

53

Flame Doctor for Cyclone Boilers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This development program was designed to enhance monitoring and diagnostic technology for cyclone furnaces using the Flame Doctor combustion diagnostic system. First developed for wall-fired pulverized-coal burner systems and boilers, Flame Doctor allows simultaneous, continuous monitoring and evaluation of each burner in a boiler using signals from optical flame scanners. An initial feasibility test conducted at the AmerenUE Sioux cyclone boiler indicated Flame Doctor technology could be extended to cyc...

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

54

Solar heat collector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A solar heat collector is described that pre-heats water for a household hot water heating system, and also heats the air inside a house. The device includes solar heating panels set into an A-shape, and enclosing an area therein containing a water tank and a wristatic fan that utilize the heat of the enclosed air, and transmit the thermal energy therefrom through a water line and an air line into the house.

Sykes, A.B.

1981-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

55

A Ventilation Index for Tropical Cyclones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An important environmental control of both tropical cyclone intensity and genesis is vertical wind shear. One hypothesized pathway by which vertical shear affects tropical cyclones is midlevel ventilation—or the flux of ...

Tang, Brian

56

Cyclolysis: A Diagnosis of Two Extratropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a diagnosis of the slow decay of two extratropical cyclones that occurred over the central United States in March and November 1999. Results reveal that vertical superposition of the cyclone and upper-level troughs is not ...

William E. Morris Jr.; Phillip J. Smith

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Eastern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclones of 1995  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is designed to be an annual summary of the Eastern Hemisphere tropical cyclones of 1995. The tropical cyclone statistics presented are those of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Guam. The text focuses primarily upon the tropical ...

Mark A. Lander; Michael D. Angove

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Raindrop Size Distribution Measurements in Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of the raindrop size distribution in seven tropical cyclones have been studied through impact-type disdrometer measurements at three different sites during the 2004–06 Atlantic hurricane seasons. One of the cyclones has been ...

Ali Tokay; Paul G. Bashor; Emad Habib; Takis Kasparis

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Objective Identification of Cyclones in GCM Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An objective routine for identifying individual cyclones has been developed. The procedure was designed with the aim to keep the input expenditure low. The method ensures a complete collection of cyclones and an exclusion of short time ...

W. König; R. Sausen; F. Sielmann

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Tropical Cyclone Movement and Surrounding Flow Relationships  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents results of a comprehensive study of the relationship between the movement of tropical cyclones and the large-scale circulation which surrounds them. Cyclones have been stratified by direction and speed of movement, latitude, ...

Johnny C. L. Chan; William M. Gray

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Diagnosing Forecast Errors in Tropical Cyclone Motion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on the development of a diagnostic approach that can be used to examine the sources of numerical model forecast error that contribute to degraded tropical cyclone (TC) motion forecasts. Tropical cyclone motion forecasts depend ...

Thomas J. Galarneau Jr.; Christopher A. Davis

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Turning collectors for solar radiation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is provided for turning a solar collector about the polar axis so that the collector is directed toward the sun as the sun tracks the sky each day. It includes two heat-expansive elements and a shadow plate. In the morning a first expansive element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the second expansive element is shaded by the plate. In the afternoon the second element is heated, expands to turn the collector to face the sun, while the first is shaded by the plate.

Barak, Amitzur Z. (Chicago, IL)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Solar collector manufacturing activity 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The report presents national and State-level data on the U.S. solar thermal collector and photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing industry.

Not Available

1994-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

64

Conductivity fuel cell collector plate and method of fabrication  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved method of manufacturing a PEM fuel cell collector plate is disclosed. During molding a highly conductive polymer composite is formed having a relatively high polymer concentration along its external surfaces. After molding the polymer rich layer is removed from the land areas by machining, grinding or similar process. This layer removal results in increased overall conductivity of the molded collector plate. The polymer rich surface remains in the collector plate channels, providing increased mechanical strength and other benefits to the channels. The improved method also permits greater mold cavity thickness providing a number of advantages during the molding process.

Braun, James C. (Juno Beach, FL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Collector: storage wall systems  

SciTech Connect

Passive Trombe wall systems require massive masonry walls to minimize large temperature swings and movable night insulation to prevent excessive night heat losses. As a solar energy collection system, Trombe wall systems have low efficiencies because of the nature of the wall and, if auxiliary heat is needed, because of absorption of this heat. Separation of collector and storage functions markedly improves the efficiency. A simple fiberglass absorber can provide high efficiency while phase change storage provides a compact storage unit. The need for movable insulation is obviated.

Boardman, H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

The Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying cyclones over the Atlantic (ERICA) Field Study: Objectives and Plans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying Cyclones over the Atlantic (ERICA) field study is designed to determine physical mechanisms and processes, and their critical spatial and temporal combinations, which can account for the wintertime ...

Ron Hadlock; Carl W. Kreitzberg

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Beta Test of the Systematic Approach Expert System Prototype as a Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasting Aid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors have developed error mechanism conceptual models with characteristic track departures and anomalous wind or sea level pressure patterns for dynamical tropical cyclone track predictions primarily occurring in tropical regions or those ...

Lester E. Carr III; Russell L. Elsberry; James E. Peak

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Simulations of the Transformation Stage of the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The physical mechanisms associated with the transformation stage of the extratropical transition of a tropical cyclone are simulated with a mesoscale model using initial environmental conditions that approximate the mean circulations defined by ...

Elizabeth A. Ritchie; Russell L. Elsberry

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Transparent solar heat collector  

SciTech Connect

Infrared solar radiation is absorbed by a transparent converter glass for conversion of the infrared radiation into thermal energy. Liquid or air forms a transparent fluid medium that is conducted into heat transfer contact with the glass to carry the thermal energy away from the glass to a point of utilization. In one embodiment, the transparent converter glass consists of sintered particles of infrared absorptive glass located within a collector space formed within an all-glass panel. The panel includes glass walls extending outwardly of the walls forming the collector space. In a further embodiment, the transparent converter glass consists of elongated strips of infrared absorptive glass carried by support members so that the strips extend in a parallel, spaced-apart relation to form a venetian blind-like structure between glass panels. In a still further embodiment, the transparent converter glass consists of a slab of infrared absorptive glass extending vertically within a building structure to form a passageway for the flow of convectivelydriven air between the glass slab and two window panels forming a dry airspace therebetween. Instead of a thick unitary glass slab, smaller bricks of infrared absorptive glass are arranged to form courses of an internal wall within a building structure adjacent a glass window.

Deminet, C.

1980-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

70

Integrated solar collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solar collector having a copper panel in a contiguous space relationship with a condenser-evaporator heat exchanger located under the panel, the panel having a honeycomb-like structure on its interior defining individual cells which are filled with zeolite loaded, in its adsorbed condition, with 18 to 20% by weight of water. The interior of the panel and heat exchanger are maintained at subatmospheric pressure of about 0.1 to 1 psia. The panel and heat exchanger are insulated on their lateral sides and bottoms and on the top of the heat exchange. The panel has a black coating on its top which is exposed to and absorbs solar energy. Surrounding the insulation (which supports the panel) is an extruded aluminum framework which supports a pair of spaced-apart glass panels above the solar panel. Water in conduits from a system for heating or cooling or both is connected to flow into an inlet and discharge from outlet of a finned coil received within the heat exchanger. The collector panel provides heat during the day through desorption and condensing of water vapor from the heated solar panel in the heat exchanger and cools at night by the re-adsorption of the water vapor from the heat exchanger which lowers the absolute pressure within the system and cools the heat exchange coils by evaporation.

Tchernev, Dimiter I. (9 Woodman Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02167)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Concentrating solar collector: technical note  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Acurex Model 3002 concentrator is a reflecting parabolic trough collector designed to heat liquids or gases to temperatures between 140/sup 0/F and 350/sup 0/F. The cost effectiveness, performance, reliability, and technical description of the collector are presented.

Not Available

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Cyclone Power Technologies Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cyclone Power Technologies Inc Cyclone Power Technologies Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Cyclone Power Technologies Inc Place Pompano Beach, Florida Zip 33064 Product Florida-based research and development company. The Company holds exclusive commercial rights to the Schoell Cycle Engine, an external combustion, heat-regenerative engine capable of running on any fuel source. References Cyclone Power Technologies Inc[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Cyclone Power Technologies Inc is a company located in Pompano Beach, Florida . References ↑ "Cyclone Power Technologies Inc" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Cyclone_Power_Technologies_Inc&oldid=344013

73

The Dynamics and Predictability of Tropical Cyclones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Through methodology unique for tropical cyclones in peer-reviewed literature, this study explores how the dynamics of moist convection affects the predictability of tropical cyclogenesis. Mesoscale models are used to perform short-range ensemble forecasts of a non-developing disturbance in 2004 and Hurricane Humberto in 2007; both of these cases were highly unpredictable. Taking advantage of discrepancies between ensemble members in short-range ensemble forecasts, statistical correlation is used to pinpoint sources of error in forecasts of tropical cyclone formation and intensification. Despite significant differences in methodology, storm environment and development, it is found in both situations that high convective instability (CAPE) and mid-level moisture are two of the most important factors for genesis. In the gulf low, differences in CAPE are related to variance in quasi-geostrophic lift, and in Humberto the differences are related to the degree of interaction between the cyclone and a nearby front. Regardless of the source of CAPE variance, higher CAPE and mid-level moisture combine to yield more active initial convection and more numerous and strong vortical hot towers (VHTs), which incrementally contribute to a stronger vortex. In both cases, strength differences between ensemble members are further amplified by differences in convection that are related to oceanic heat fluxes. Eventually the WISHE mechanism results in even larger ensemble spread, and in the case of Humberto, uncertainty related to the time of landfall drives spread even higher. It is also shown that initial condition differences much smaller than current analysis error can ultimately control whether or not a tropical cyclone forms. Furthermore, even smaller differences govern how the initial vortex is built. Differences in maximum winds and/or vorticity vary nonlinearly with initial condition differences and depend on the timing and intensity of small mesoscale features such as VHTs and cold pools. Finally, the strong sensitivity to initial condition differences in both cases exemplifies the inherent uncertainties in hurricane intensity prediction. This study illustrates the need for implementing advanced data analysis schemes and ensemble prediction systems to provide more accurate and event-dependent probabilistic forecasts.

Sippel, Jason A.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Solar heat collector  

SciTech Connect

A solar heat collector comprises an evacuated transparent pipe; a solar heat collection plate disposed in the transparent pipe; a heat pipe, disposed in the transparent pipe so as to contact with the solar heat collection plate, and containing an evaporable working liquid therein; a heat medium pipe containing a heat medium to be heated; a heat releasing member extending along the axis of the heat medium pipe and having thin fin portions extending from the axis to the inner surface of the heat medium pipe; and a cylindrical casing surrounding coaxially the heat medium pipe to provide an annular space which communicates with the heat pipe. The evaporable working liquid evaporates, receiving solar heat collected by the heat collection plate. The resultant vapor heats the heat medium through the heat medium pipe and the heat releasing member.

Yamamoto, T.; Imani, K.; Sumida, I.; Tsukamoto, M.; Watahiki, N.

1984-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

75

Solar energy collector  

SciTech Connect

A solar energy collector is disclosed herein which comprises a pipe interconnecting lower and upper headers, the upper header structurally supporting the pipe. The pipe extends within an opening in the lower header and includes an exterior shoulder which rests upon the lower header. The other end of the pipe includes an exterior shoulder, the pipe extending into an opening in the upper header. A spring rests on the shoulder on the upper end of the pipe and holds a combination bearing and fluid seal against the upper header. A parabolic reflector is supported by the pipe, and a fluid is movable through the pipe from one header to the other for receiving the solar energy focused upon the pipe by the reflector. The pipe is operable to rotate to direct the reflector toward the sun.

Yoke, J.H.

1978-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

76

AEROSOL PARTICLE COLLECTOR DESIGN STUDY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computational evaluation of a particle collector design was performed to evaluate the behavior of aerosol particles in a fast flowing gas stream. The objective of the work was to improve the collection efficiency of the device while maintaining a minimum specified air throughput, nominal collector size, and minimal power requirements. The impact of a range of parameters was considered subject to constraints on gas flow rate, overall collector dimensions, and power limitations. Potential improvements were identified, some of which have already been implemented. Other more complex changes were identified and are described here for further consideration. In addition, fruitful areas for further study are proposed.

Lee, S; Richard Dimenna, R

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

77

CPC thermal collector test plan  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A comprehensive set of test procedures has evolved at Argonne National Laboratory for establishing the performance of compound parabolic and related concentrating thermal collectors with large angular fields of view. The procedures range from separate thermal and optical tests, to overall performance tests. A calorimetric ratio technique has been developed to determine the heat output of a collector without knowledge of the heat transfer fluid's mass flow rate and heat capacity. Sepcial attention is paid to the problem of defining and measuring the incident solar flux with respect to which the collector efficiency is to be calculated.

Reed, K A

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Shenandoah parabolic dish solar collector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objectives of the Shenandoah, Georgia, Solar Total Energy System are to design, construct, test, and operate a solar energy system to obtain experience with large-scale hardware systems for future applications. This report describes the initial design and testing activities conducted to select and develop a collector that would serve the need of such a solar total energy system. The parabolic dish was selected as the collector most likely to maximize energy collection as required by this specific site. The fabrication, testing, and installation of the parabolic dish collector incorporating improvements identified during the development testing phase are described.

Kinoshita, G.S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Tropical cyclones and climate change review article  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Whether the characteristics of tropical cyclones have changed or will change in a warming climate — and if so, how — has been the subject of considerable investigation, often with conflicting results. Large amplitude fluctuations in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones greatly complicate both the detection of long-term trends and their attribution to rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Trend detection is further impeded by substantial limitations in the availability and quality of global historical records of tropical cyclones. Therefore, it remains uncertain whether past changes in tropical cyclone activity have exceeded the variability expected from natural causes. However, future projections based on theory and high-resolution dynamical models consistently indicate that greenhouse warming will cause the globally averaged intensity of tropical cyclones to shift towards stronger storms, with intensity increases of 2–11 % by 2100. Existing modelling studies also consistently project decreases in the globally averaged frequency of tropical cyclones, by 6–34%. Balanced against this, higher resolution modelling studies typically project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones, and increases of the order of 20% in the precipitation rate within 100 km of the storm centre. For all cyclone parameters, projected changes for individual basins show large variations between different modelling studies. The challenge for climate change detection and attribution research with regard to tropical cyclones is to determine whether an observed change in tropical cyclone activity

Thomas R. Knutson; John L. Mcbride; Johnny Chan; Kerry Emanuel; Greg Holl; Chris L; Isaac Held; James P. Kossin; A. K. Srivastava; Masato Sugi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Wisconsin collector-efficiency study, phase two  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The collector efficiency study developed a solar collector rating methodology specific to Wisconsin conditions. Existing rating programs were researched and a collector methodology was developed. A computer program was written to calculate the collector ratings and 25 collector models were rated. The accuracy of the proposed rating methodology was evaluated for 16 collectors placed in 11 domestic hot water systems. One liquid space heating analysis with storage and one air space heating analysis without storage were completed. A solar assisted heat pump in which the solar collectors function as evaporators was also analyzed.

Abright, B.L.

1982-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Design package for concentrating solar collector panels  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Information used to evaluate the design of the Northrup concentrating collector is presented. Included are the system performance specifications, the applications manual, and the detailed design drawings of the collector. The Northrup concentrating solar collector is a water/glycol/working fluid type, dipped galvanized steel housing, transparent acrylic Fresnel lens cover, copper absorber tube, fiber glass insulation and weighs 98 pounds. The gross collector area is about 29.4/sup 2/ per collector. A collector assembly includes four collector units within a tracking mount array.

Not Available

1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Radiation Incident on Tilted Collectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For solar energy system design purposes, observations of solar radiation on a horizontal surface must be converted to values on a tilted energy collector. An empirical conversion relationship, introduced by Liu and Jordan (1960) and based on ...

P. J. Robinson

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Radiant energy collector. [Patent application  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cylindrical radiant energy collector is provided which includes a reflector spaced apart from an energy absorber. The reflector is of a particular shape which ideally eliminates gap losses.

McIntire, W.R.

1980-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

84

Solar collector manufacturing activity, 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents data provided by US-based manufacturers and importers of solar collectors. Summary data on solar thermal collector shipments are presented for the years 1974 through 1992. Summary data on photovoltaic cell and module shipments are presented for the years 1982 through 1992. Detailed information for solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic cells and modules are presented for 1992. Appendix A describes the survey methodology. Appendix B contains the 1992 survey forms and instructions. Appendices C and D list the companies that responded to the 1992 surveys and granted permission for their names and addresses to appear in the report. Appendix E provides selected tables from this report with data shown in the International System of Units (SI) metric units. Appendix F provides an estimate of installed capacity and energy production from solar collectors for 1992.

Not Available

1993-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

85

Cyclone shelters and cyclone resilient design in coastal areas of Bangladesh  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bangladesh is one of those countries that are most vulnerable to tropical cyclones. In recent decades, cyclone mitigations by the Government of Bangladesh and international organizations have greatly increased the coastal ...

Jia, Zheng, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

SOLAR NANTENNA ELECTROMAGNETIC COLLECTORS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This research explores a new efficient approach for producing electricity from the abundant energy of the sun. A nanoantenna electromagnetic collector (NEC) has been designed, prototyped, and tested. Proof of concept has been validated. The device targets mid-infrared wavelengths where conventional photovoltaic (PV) solar cells do not respond but is abundant in solar energy. The initial concept of designing NEC antennas was based on scaling of radio frequency antenna theory. This approach has proven unsuccessful by many due to not fully understanding and accounting for the optical behavior of materials in the THz region. Also until recent years the nanofabrication methods were not available to fabricate the optical antenna elements. We have addressed and overcome both technology barriers. Several factors were critical in successful implementation of NEC including: 1) frequency-dependent modeling of antenna elements, 2) selection of materials with proper THz properties and 3) novel manufacturing methods that enable economical large-scale manufacturing. The work represents an important step toward the ultimate realization of a low-cost device that will collect as well as convert this radiation into electricity, which will lead to a wide spectrum, high conversion efficiency, and low cost solution to complement conventional PVs.

Steven D. Novack; Dale K. Kotter; Dennis Slafer; Patrick Pinhero

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

ADVANCED HYBRID PARTICULATE COLLECTOR  

SciTech Connect

A new concept in particulate control, called an advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC), is being developed under funding from the US Department of Energy. The AHPC combines the best features of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and baghouses in an entirely novel manner. The AHPC concept combines fabric filtration and electrostatic precipitation in the same housing, providing major synergism between the two methods, both in the particulate collection step and in transfer of dust to the hopper. The AHPC provides ultrahigh collection efficiency, overcoming the problem of excessive fine-particle emissions with conventional ESPs, and solves the problem of reentrainment and recollection of dust in conventional baghouses. Phase I of the development effort consisted of design, construction, and testing of a 5.7-m{sup 3}/min (200-acfm) working AHPC model. Results from both 8-hour parametric tests and 100-hour proof-of-concept tests with two different coals demonstrated excellent operability and greater than 99.99% fine-particle collection efficiency.

Stanley J. Miller; Grant L. Schelkoph; Grant E. Dunham

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

The Spatial Distribution and Evolution Characteristics of North Atlantic Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A climatology of extratropical cyclones is produced using an objective method of identifying cyclones based on gradients of 1-km height wet-bulb potential temperature. Cyclone track and genesis density statistics are analyzed and this method is ...

H. F. Dacre; S. L. Gray

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

A Climatology of Transition Season Colorado Cyclones: 1961–1990  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Frequency, track, and intensity characteristics of transition season Colorado cyclones are investigated for the period 1961–90. Monthly cyclone totals are examined for evidence of seasonal frequency variations during the study period. Cyclone ...

Gregory D. Bierly; John A. Harrington Jr.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Cyclonic Eddies in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cold-domed cyclonic eddies juxtaposed to the cyclonic shear side of the Gulf Loop Current are observed in simultaneously obtained hydrographic, current meter mooring, and satellite infrared data. The cyclones are initially observed in the ...

Fred M. Vukovich; George A. Maul

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Climatology of Cyclone Size Characteristics and Their Changes during the Cyclone Life Cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climatology of the atmospheric cyclone sizes and their change over the cyclone life cycle is analyzed on the basis of tracking 57 yr of NCEP–NCAR reanalysis sea level pressure data over the Northern Hemisphere. To quantify the atmospheric cyclone ...

Irina Rudeva; Sergey K. Gulev

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Simulations of the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones: Phasing between the Upper-Level Trough and Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Whether the tropical cyclone remnants will become a significant extratropical cyclone during the reintensification stage of extratropical transition is a complex problem because of the uncertainty in the tropical cyclone, the midlatitude ...

Elizabeth A. Ritchie; Russell L. Elsberry

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

The Interannual Variability of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the interannual variability of tropical cyclones in each of the earth’s cyclone basins using data from 1985 to 2003. The data are first analyzed using a Monte Carlo technique to investigate the long-standing myth that the ...

William M. Frank; George S. Young

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

A Climatology of Arabian Sea Cyclonic Storms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On average 1–2 tropical cyclones form over the Arabian Sea each year, and few of these storms are intense enough to be classified as very severe or super cyclonic storms. As such, few studies have explicitly identified the seasonal to interannual ...

Amato T. Evan; Suzana J. Camargo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

A Ventilation Index for Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An important environmental control of both tropical cyclone intensity and genesis is vertical wind shear. One hypothesized pathway by which vertical shear affects tropical cyclones is midlevel ventilation—or the flux of low-entropy air into the center of ...

Brian Tang; Kerry Emanuel

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Orientation of stationary axial collectors  

SciTech Connect

Attention is drawn to the fact that stationary solar collectors with axial symmetry have a third degree of freedom which must be considered, in addition to their azimuth and tilt angles, if their orientation is to be optimized on an annual or seasonal basis. The authors set up the equations needed to describe collector orientation in terms of all angles, including this extra degree of freedom which they refer to as skewness. Examples of the use of these equations are then given, both for northern and southern latitudes, which illustrate the manner in which skewness may be taken into consideration and highlight the importance of doing this. For the sake of simplicity the illustrative examples treat only the direct beam component of the total insolation intercepted by the collector.

Faiman, D.; Mills, D.R. (Sydney Univ., New South Wales (Australia))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

How Does the Eye Warm? Part I: A Potential Temperature Budget Analysis of an Idealized Tropical Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this first part of a two-part study, the mechanisms that accomplish the warming in the eye of tropical cyclones are investigated through a potential temperature budget analysis of an idealized simulation. The spatial structure of warming varies ...

Daniel P. Stern; Fuqing Zhang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

The Effect of Wind–Wave–Current Interaction on Air–Sea Momentum Fluxes and Ocean Response in Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the wind–wave–current interaction mechanisms in tropical cyclones and their effect on the surface wave and ocean responses are investigated through a set of numerical experiments. The key element of the authors’ modeling approach ...

Yalin Fan; Isaac Ginis; Tetsu Hara

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

On the Use of Two-Dimensional Incompressible Flow to Study Secondary Eyewall Formation in Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous studies have offered hypotheses for the mechanisms that lead to secondary eyewall formation in tropical cyclones by using two-dimensional incompressible flow. Those studies represented the convection-induced vorticity field as either ...

Yumin Moon; David S. Nolan; Mohamed Iskandarani

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

A Study on the Synoptic-Dynamical Characteristics of Compact Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study focuses on the synoptic and dynamical characteristic of compact and incompact tropical cyclones (TCs) in the western North Pacific. To identify the distinct mechanisms related to the development and maintenance of these two categories ...

Delia Yen-Chu Chen; Kevin K. W. Cheung; Cheng-Shang Lee

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Tropical Cyclones as a Critical Phenomenon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It has been proposed that the number of tropical cyclones as a function of the energy they release is a decreasing power-law function, up to a characteristic energy cutoff determined by the spatial size of the ocean basin in which the storm occurs. This means that no characteristic scale exists for the energy of tropical cyclones, except for the finite-size effects induced by the boundaries of the basins. This has important implications for the physics of tropical cyclones. We discuss up to what point tropical cyclones are related to critical phenomena (in the same way as earthquakes, rainfall, etc.), providing a consistent picture of the energy balance in the system. Moreover, this perspective allows one to visualize more clearly the effects of global warming on tropical-cyclone occurrence.

Corral, A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Scaling of Tropical-Cyclone Dissipation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The influence of climate variability and global warming on the occurrence of tropical cyclones (TC) is a controversial issue. Existing historical databases on the subject are not fully reliable, but a more fundamental hindrance is the lack of basic understanding regarding the intrinsic nature of tropical cyclone genesis and evolution. It is known that tropical cyclones involve more than a passive response to changing external forcing, but it is not clear which dynamic behaviour best describes them. Here we present a new approach based on the application of the power dissipation index (PDI), which constitutes an estimation of released energy, to individual tropical cyclones. A robust law emerges for the statistics of PDI, valid in four different ocean basins and over long time periods. In addition to suggesting a novel description of the physics of tropical cyclones in terms of critical phenomena, the law allows to quantify their response to changing climatic conditions, with an increase in the largest PDI val...

Osso, Albert; Llebot, J E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Thin film solar energy collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multi-layer solar energy collector of improved stability comprising: (1) a substrate of quartz, silicate glass, stainless steel or aluminum-containing ferritic alloy; (2) a solar absorptive layer comprising silver, copper oxide, rhodium/rhodium oxide and 0-15% by weight of platinum; (3) an interlayer comprising silver or silver/platinum; and (4) an optional external anti-reflective coating, plus a method for preparing a thermally stable multi-layered solar collector, in which the absorptive layer is undercoated with a thin film of silver or silver/platinum to obtain an improved conductor-dielectric tandem.

Aykan, Kamran (Monmouth Beach, NJ); Farrauto, Robert J. (Westfield, NJ); Jefferson, Clinton F. (Millburn, NJ); Lanam, Richard D. (Westfield, NJ)

1983-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

104

A field theoretical prediction of the tropical cyclone properties  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The large scale atmospheric vortices (tropical cyclones, tornadoes) are complex physical systems combining thermodynamics and fluid-mechanical processes. The late phase of the evolution towards stationarity consists of the vorticity concentration, a well known tendency to self-organization, an universal property of the two-dimensional fluids. It may then be expected that the stationary state of the tropical cyclone has the same nature as the vortices of many other systems in nature: ideal (Euler) fluids, superconductors, Bose - Einsetin condensate, cosmic strings, etc. Indeed it was found that there is a description of the atmospheric vortex in terms of a field theory. It is compatible with the more conventional treatment based on conservation laws, but the field theoretical model reveals properties that are almost inaccessible to the conventional formulation: it identifies the stationary states as being close to self-duality. This is of highest importance: the self-duality is known to be the origin of all co...

Spineanu, Florin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Corrugated cover plate for flat plate collector  

SciTech Connect

A flat plate radiant energy collector is providing having a transparent cover. The cover has a V-corrugated shape which reduces the amount of energy reflected by the cover away from the flat plate absorber of the collector.

Hollands, K. G. Terry (Elora, CA); Sibbitt, Bruce (Waterloo, CA)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

A mark-and-sweep collector C++  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our research is concerned with compiler-independent, tag-free garbage collection for the C++ programming language. We have previously presented a copying collector based on root registration. This paper presents a mark-and-sweep garbage collector that ...

Daniel R. Edelson

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Test results of early photovoltaic concentrating collectors  

SciTech Connect

Several passively and actively cooled photovoltaic concentrating collectors built during the period 1976 to 1979 have been tested. The tests provide information on the performance characteristics of these collectors. The results of the tests are summarized.

Gerwin, H.J.; Pritchard, D.A.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Collector efficiency of the double-pass solar air collectors with fins  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The experimental study on a forced-convective double-pass solar air collector with fins in the second channel has been conducted. The experiments were conducted by changing the parameters that influence the thermal efficiency of the collector. The efficiency ... Keywords: collector efficiency, double-pass solar air collector, fins absorbers

A. Fudholi; M. H. Ruslan; M. Y. Othman; M. Yahya; Supranto Supranto; A. Zaharim; K. Sopian

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Table 10.7 Solar Thermal Collector Shipments by Market ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration ... Table 10.7 Solar Thermal Collector Shipments by Market Sector, ... Special collectors are evacuated tube ...

110

Experimental parabolic trough collector performance characterization  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Experimental data from the Collector Module Test Facility (CMTF) at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, are used to develop a collector performance model and characterize three parabolic trough solar collectors. The independent variables used in the model are selected and fitted to the experimental data using a multiple linear regression technique. The collector model developed accounts for optical performance, including incident angle effects and thermal losses, both linear and non-linear.

Lukens, L.L.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Research and Development of a Low Cost Solar Collector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a Final Technical Report on the Research and Development completed towards the development of a Low Cost Solar Collector conducted under the DOE cost-sharing award EE-0003591. The objective of this project was to develop a new class of solar concentrators with geometries and manufacturability that could significantly reduce the fully installed cost of the solar collector field for concentrated solar thermal power plants. The goal of the project was to achieve an aggressive cost target of $170/m2, a reduction of up to 50% in the total installed cost of a solar collector field as measured against the current industry benchmark of a conventional parabolic trough. The project plan, and the detailed activities conducted under the scope of the DOE Award project addressed all major drivers that affect solar collector costs. In addition to costs, the study also focused on evaluating technical performance of new collector architectures and compared them to the performance of the industry benchmark parabolic trough. The most notable accomplishment of this DOE award was the delivery of a full-scale integrated design, manufacturing and field installation solution for a new class of solar collector architecture which has been classified as the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector (BPFC) and may be considered as a viable alternative to the conventional parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collectors. This was in part accomplished through the design and development, all the way through fabrication and test validation of a new class of Linear Planar Fresnel Collector architecture. This architecture offers a number of key differentiating features which include a planar light-weight frame geometry with small mass-manufacturable elements utilizing flat mirror sections. The designs shows significant promise in reducing the material costs, fabrication costs, shipping costs, and on-site field installation costs compared to the benchmark parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collector. The noteworthy design features of the BPFC architecture include the use of relatively cheaper flat mirrors and a design which allows the mirror support beam sections to act as load-bearing structural elements resulting in more than a 36% reduction in the overall structural weight compared to an optimized parabolic trough. Also, it was shown that the utilization of small mass-produced elements significantly lowers mass-production and logistics costs that can more quickly deliver economies of scale, even for smaller installations while also reducing shipping and installation costs. Moreover, unlike the traditional Fresnel trough the BPFC architecture does not require complex articulating drive mechanisms but instead utilizes a standard parabolic trough hydraulic drive mechanism. In addition to the development of the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector, an optimized conventional space-frame type parabolic trough was also designed, built, analyzed and field-tested during the first phase of this award. The design of the conventional space-frame parabolic collector was refined with extensive FEA and CFD analysis to reduce material costs and re-designed for simpler fabrication and more accurate lower-cost field assembly. This optimized parabolic trough represented an improvement over the state-of-the art of the traditional parabolic trough architecture and also served as a more rigorous and less subjective benchmark that was used for comparison of new candidate design architectures. The results of the expanded 1st phase of the DOE award project showed that both the Optimized Parabolic Trough and the new Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector design concepts failed to meet the primary objectives for the project of achieving a 50% cost reduction from the industry reference total installed cost of $350/m2. Results showed that the BPFC came in at projected total installed cost of $237/m2 representing a 32% savings compared to the industry benchmark conventional parabolic trough. And the cost reduction obtained by the Optimized Parabolic Trough compared to the

Ansari, Asif; Philip, Lee; Thouppuarachchi, Chirath

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Research and Development of a Low Cost Solar Collector  

SciTech Connect

This is a Final Technical Report on the Research and Development completed towards the development of a Low Cost Solar Collector conducted under the DOE cost-sharing award EE-0003591. The objective of this project was to develop a new class of solar concentrators with geometries and manufacturability that could significantly reduce the fully installed cost of the solar collector field for concentrated solar thermal power plants. The goal of the project was to achieve an aggressive cost target of $170/m2, a reduction of up to 50% in the total installed cost of a solar collector field as measured against the current industry benchmark of a conventional parabolic trough. The project plan, and the detailed activities conducted under the scope of the DOE Award project addressed all major drivers that affect solar collector costs. In addition to costs, the study also focused on evaluating technical performance of new collector architectures and compared them to the performance of the industry benchmark parabolic trough. The most notable accomplishment of this DOE award was the delivery of a full-scale integrated design, manufacturing and field installation solution for a new class of solar collector architecture which has been classified as the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector (BPFC) and may be considered as a viable alternative to the conventional parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collectors. This was in part accomplished through the design and development, all the way through fabrication and test validation of a new class of Linear Planar Fresnel Collector architecture. This architecture offers a number of key differentiating features which include a planar light-weight frame geometry with small mass-manufacturable elements utilizing flat mirror sections. The designs shows significant promise in reducing the material costs, fabrication costs, shipping costs, and on-site field installation costs compared to the benchmark parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collector. The noteworthy design features of the BPFC architecture include the use of relatively cheaper flat mirrors and a design which allows the mirror support beam sections to act as load-bearing structural elements resulting in more than a 36% reduction in the overall structural weight compared to an optimized parabolic trough. Also, it was shown that the utilization of small mass-produced elements significantly lowers mass-production and logistics costs that can more quickly deliver economies of scale, even for smaller installations while also reducing shipping and installation costs. Moreover, unlike the traditional Fresnel trough the BPFC architecture does not require complex articulating drive mechanisms but instead utilizes a standard parabolic trough hydraulic drive mechanism. In addition to the development of the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector, an optimized conventional space-frame type parabolic trough was also designed, built, analyzed and field-tested during the first phase of this award. The design of the conventional space-frame parabolic collector was refined with extensive FEA and CFD analysis to reduce material costs and re-designed for simpler fabrication and more accurate lower-cost field assembly. This optimized parabolic trough represented an improvement over the state-of-the art of the traditional parabolic trough architecture and also served as a more rigorous and less subjective benchmark that was used for comparison of new candidate design architectures. The results of the expanded 1st phase of the DOE award project showed that both the Optimized Parabolic Trough and the new Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector design concepts failed to meet the primary objectives for the project of achieving a 50% cost reduction from the industry reference total installed cost of $350/m2. Results showed that the BPFC came in at projected total installed cost of $237/m2 representing a 32% savings compared to the industry benchmark conventional parabolic trough. And the cost reduction obtained by the Optimized Parabolic Trough compared to the

Ansari, Asif; Philip, Lee; Thouppuarachchi, Chirath

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Solar Buildings: Transpired Air Collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Transpired air collectors preheat building ventilation air by using the building's ventilation fan to draw fresh air through the system. The intake air is heated as it passes through the perforated absorber plate and up the plenum between the absorber and the south wall of the building. Reduced heating costs will pay for the systems in 3--12 years.

NONE

1998-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

114

Factors that can influence the onset time of rapid intensification of tropical cyclones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The maximum intensity of tropical cyclones in axisymmetricsea interaction theory for tropical cyclones. part i: Steady1995), Sensitivity of tropical cyclones to surface exchange

Bu, Yizhe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Desiccant cooling using unglazed transpired solar collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The use of unglazed solar collectors for desiccant regeneration in a solid desiccant cooling cycle was investigated because these collectors are lower in cost than conventional glazed flat-plate collectors. Using computer models, the performance of a desiccant cooling ventilation cycle integrated with either unglazed transpired collectors or conventional glazed flat-plate collectors was obtained. We found that the thermal performance of the unglazed system was lower than the thermal performance of the glazed system because the unglazed system could not take advantage of the heat of adsorption released during the dehumidification process. For a 3-ton cooling system, although the area required for the unglazed collector was 69% more than that required for the glazed collector, the cost of the unglazed collector array was 44% less than the cost of the glazed collector array. The simple payback period of the unglazed system was half of the payback period of the glazed collector when compared to an equivalent gas-fired system. Although the use of unglazed transpired collectors makes economic sense, some practical considerations may limit their use in desiccant regeneration. 8 refs.

Pesaran, A.A. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Wipke, K. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Interannual Variability of Northwest Australian Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone (TC) activity over the southeast Indian Ocean has been studied far less than other TC basins, such as the North Atlantic and northwest Pacific. The authors examine the interannual TC variability of the northwest Australian (NWAUS)...

Kevin H. Goebbert; Lance M. Leslie

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

An Investigation of Explosively Deepening Oceanic Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The explosively deepening oceanic cyclone or “bomb,” one which has central pressure falls of 12 mb (12 h)?1 or greater, has been studied using composites constructed from North Atlantic and Pacific weather ship rawinsonde data during the period ...

Eric Rogers; Lance F. Bosart

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

The Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting System (ATCF)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Navy Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting System (ATCF) is an IBM-AT compatible software package developed for the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Guam. ATCF is designed to assist forecasters with the process of making tropical ...

Ronald J. Miller; Ann J. Schrader; Charles R. Sampson; Ted L. Tsui

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Rapid Filamentation Zones in Intense Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Intense tropical cyclones often possess relatively little convection around their cores. In radar composites, this surrounding region is usually echo-free or contains light stratiform precipitation. While subsidence is typically quite pronounced ...

Christopher M. Rozoff; Wayne H. Schubert; Brian D. McNoldy; James P. Kossin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Thermodynamic Aspects of Tropical Cyclone Formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermodynamic aspects of tropical cyclone (TC) formation near the center of the wave pouch, a region of approximately closed Lagrangian circulation within the wave critical layer, are examined through diagnoses of a high-resolution numerical ...

Zhuo Wang

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Experiments with a Spectral Tropical Cyclone Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three-layer balanced axisymmetric tropical cyclone model presented by Ooyama is generalized to dimensions and the resultant primitive equations are solved using the spectral (Galerkin) method with Fourier basis functions on a doubly-periodic ...

Mark DeMaria; Wayne H. Schubert

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

The Maximum Potential Intensity of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A thermodynamic approach to estimating maximum potential intensity (MPI) of tropical cyclones is described and compared with observations and previous studies. The approach requires an atmospheric temperature sounding, SST, and surface pressure; ...

Greg J. Holland

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Tropical Cyclone Lightning and Rapid Intensity Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A large sample of Atlantic and eastern North Pacific tropical cyclone cases (2005–10) is used to investigate the relationships between lightning activity and intensity changes for storms over water. The lightning data are obtained from the ground-...

Mark DeMaria; Robert T. DeMaria; John A. Knaff; Debra Molenar

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

An Observational Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Recurvature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data for 21 years (1957–77) of North Pacific rawinsondes were examined to investigate the interaction between the synoptic-scale circulation and tropical cyclones prior to, and during, the recurvature process. This study is believed to be the ...

Stephen Hodanish; William M. Gray

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Mesoscale Evolution of a Continental Occluded Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic study of a continental occluding extratropical cyclone (ETC) during 1–2 November 1992 is presented using initializations from the Mesoscale Atmospheric Prediction System (MAPS), a hybrid sigma–isentropic coordinate model. Whereas ...

Patrick S. Market; James T. Moore

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Inner Core Strength of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evolution of the wind field beyond the radius of maximum winds is studied for 18 Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) with 989 research and reconnaissance flight legs. Inner core strength, defined as the storm relative mean tangential wind from ...

Mark Croxford; Gary M. Barnes

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Momentum Transports Associated with Tropical Cyclone Recurvature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study attempts to investigate the linear momentum budget responsible for tropical cyclone (TC) recurvature. Using the operational analyses from the U.K. Meteorological Office global model, the environmental flow associated with recurving TCs ...

Y. S. Li; Johnny C. L. Chan

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Geostationary Doppler Radar and Tropical Cyclone Surveillance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential usefulness of spaceborne Doppler radar as a tropical cyclone observing tool is assessed by conducting a high-resolution simulation of an intense hurricane and generating synthetic observations of reflectivity and radial velocity. The ...

William E. Lewis; Eastwood Im; Simone Tanelli; Ziad Haddad; Gregory J. Tripoli; Eric A. Smith

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Satellite Microwave Surface Observations in Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea surface estimates of local winds, waves, and rain-rate conditions are crucial to complement infrared/visible satellite images in estimating the strength of tropical cyclones (TCs). Satellite measurements at microwave frequencies are thus key ...

Yves Quilfen; Bertrand Chapron; Jean Tournadre

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Vorticity Equation Terms for Extratropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

All terms of the frictionless, nonlinear, vorticity equation are examined. Traditional scale analysis provides one of several justifications for using the quasigeostrophic (QG) system of equations to model extratropical cyclones. Analysts of ...

Richard Grotjahn

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

A Statistical Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Intensity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cumulative distribution functions (CDFs) of tropical cyclone wind speeds are calculated using best track data from the North Atlantic and western North Pacific basins. Wind speeds are normalized by theoretical potential wind speeds derived from ...

Kerry Emanuel

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Environmental Control of Tropical Cyclone Intensity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of various environmental factors on tropical cyclone intensity is explored using a simple coupled ocean–atmosphere model. It is first demonstrated that this model is capable of accurately replicating the intensity evolution of ...

Kerry Emanuel; Christopher DesAutels; Christopher Holloway; Robert Korty

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Environmental Factors Affecting Tropical Cyclone Power Dissipation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Revised estimates of kinetic energy production by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and western North Pacific are presented. These show considerable variability on interannual-to-multidecadal time scales. In the Atlantic, variability on time ...

Kerry Emanuel

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

On Cyclonic Tracks over the Eastern Mediterranean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an updated and extended climatology of cyclonic tracks affecting the eastern Mediterranean region is presented, in order to better understand the Mediterranean climate and its changes. This climatology includes intermonthly ...

Helena A. Flocas; Ian Simmonds; John Kouroutzoglou; Kevin Keay; Maria Hatzaki; Vicky Bricolas; Demosthenes Asimakopoulos

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Precipitation and Cloud Structure in Midlatitude Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Composite mean fields and probability distribution functions (PDFs) of rain rate, cloud type and cover, cloud-top temperature, surface wind velocity, and water vapor path (WVP) are constructed using satellite observations of midlatitude cyclones ...

Paul R. Field; Robert Wood

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

The Dissipation Structure of Extratropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The physical characteristics of extratropical cyclones are investigated based on nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Nonequilibrium thermodynamics, using entropy as its main tool, has been widely used in many scientific fields. The entropy balance ...

Jiangnan Li; Petr Chylek; Feng Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Steam generation in compound parabolic concentrator collectors  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the advantages of generating steam directly in a nonimaging compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) collector rather than using a heat-transfer fluid and a secondary heat exchanger. The predicted performance advantages from generating steam directly in CPC collectors are significant, and that performance has ben verified using a collector built and tested at Argonne National Laboratory. The collector and the method used to test its operation in a steam-generating mode are described. Test results are included for a 6.4-m/sup 2/ array of evacuated tube collectors with an advanced absorber coating, silver reflectors, and tubes oriented in a north-south configuration. Also described are the test methods and results for indoor testing for heat loss by the collectors and outdoor testing of their instantaneous optical efficiency.

Allen, J.W.; Schertz, W.W.; Wantroba, A.S.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Installation package for Sunpak solar collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Owens-Illinois, Inc., has developed a subsystem (air/liquid vacuum collector) for use with solar combined heating and cooling subsystems. The Model SEC-601 collector is modular in design, is approximately twelve-feet-three-inches wide and is eight-feet-seven-inches high. The module contains 72 collector tube elements and weighs approximately 300 pounds. The Installation, Operating, and Maintenance Instructions, List of Materials and the Assembly Drawing are presented.

Not Available

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Solar collectors, energy storage, and materials  

SciTech Connect

This volume was prepared as an extended, annotated bibliography in the solar thermal energy collection field, documenting the state-of-the-art in the late 1980s. It covers collectors of solar thermal energy, including salt gradient solar ponds, flat plate collectors, compound parabolic concentrators, and other stationary and tracking collection systems. Collectors that are used for building applications are emphasized since power and industrial applications are considered in other volumes.

de Winter, F. (ed.) (Altas Corp., Santa Cruz, CA (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Alignment method for solar collector arrays - Energy ...  

The present invention is directed to an improved method for establishing camera fixture location for aligning mirrors on a solar collector array (SCA) comprising ...

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141

The Relationship of Collectors and Periodic Table  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... of Chemical Element (IV)—The Relationship of Collectors and Periodic Table of ..... One Dimensional Multiferroic Nanomaterials/Nanocomposites for Solar ...

142

Performance of a parabolic trough solar collector.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Parabolic trough solar collectors (PTSCs) constitute a proven source of thermal energy for industrial process heat and power generation, although their implementation has been strongly… (more)

Brooks, Michael John

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

A solar concentrating photovoltaic/thermal collector.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis discusses aspects of a novel solar concentrating photovoltaic / thermal (PV/T) collector that has been designed to produce both electricity and hot water.… (more)

Coventry, Joseph S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

A Survey of Extratropical Cyclone Characteristics during GALE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the population Of cyclones that formed over North America and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean during the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE; 13 January-16 March 1986), a variety of interrelationships between various cyclone characteristics ...

John W. Nielsen; Randall M. Dole

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

An Algorithm for Tracking Eyes of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A tropical cyclone (TC) eye tracking (TCET) algorithm is presented in this study to objectively identify and track the eye and center of a tropical cyclone using radar reflectivity data. Twelve typhoon cases were studied for evaluating the TCET ...

Pao-Liang Chang; Ben Jong-Dao Jou; Jian Zhang

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Choosing a Boundary Layer Parameterization for Tropical Cyclone Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The boundary layer in a tropical cyclone is in some respects unlike that elsewhere in the atmosphere. It is therefore necessary to evaluate boundary layer parameterizations for their suitability for use in tropical cyclone simulation. Previous ...

Jeffrey D. Kepert

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Radar Signatures of Tropical Cyclone Tornadoes in Central North Carolina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the tropical cyclone season of 2004, there were four tropical cyclones that spawned tornadoes in central North Carolina: Frances, Gaston, Ivan, and Jeanne. This study examines the environmental characteristics and radar signatures from ...

Douglas Schneider; Scott Sharp

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Observational Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Formation Associated with Monsoon Gyres  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large-scale monsoon gyres and the involved tropical cyclone formation over the western North Pacific have been documented in previous studies. The aim of this study is to understand how monsoon gyres affect tropical cyclone formation. An ...

Liguang Wu; Huijun Zong; Jia Liang

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Observational Undersampling in Tropical Cyclones and Implications for Estimated Intensity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The maximum surface wind speed is an important parameter for tropical cyclone operational analysis and forecasting, since it defines the intensity of a cyclone. Operational forecast centers typically refer the wind speed to a maximum 1- or 10-min ...

Eric W. Uhlhorn; David S. Nolan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Monsoonal Interactions Leading to Sudden Tropical Cyclone Track Changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sudden poleward track changes of tropical cyclones embedded in monsoon gyres in the western North Pacific are documented. During these track changes, which are generally not well forecast, the cyclones are often accompanied by a separate comma-...

Lester E. Carr III; Russell L. Elsberry

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Predicting Atlantic Basin Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Activity by 1 August  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than 90% of all seasonal Atlantic tropical cyclone activity typically occurs after 1 August. A strong predictive potential exists that allows seasonal forecasts of Atlantic basin tropical cyclone activity to be issued by 1 August, prior to ...

William M. Gray; Christopher W. Landsea; Paul W. Mielke Jr.; Kenneth J. Berry

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Observed Dynamic Structure of an Intense Oceanic Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A major extratropical cyclone developed over the East China Sea during the initial phase of the AMTEX'75. Using cross-section analyses the dynamic structure of the cyclone is investigated with an emphasis on obtaining a better understanding of ...

C-B. Chang; D. J. Perkey; W-D. Chen

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Comments on “Reexamination of Tropical Cyclone Wind–Pressure Relationship”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In their study on the wind–pressure relationship (WPR) that exists in tropical cyclones, Knaff and Zehr presented results of the use of the Dvorak Atlantic WPR for estimating central pressure and maximum wind speed of tropical cyclones. These ...

Shyamnath Veerasamy

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

A Technique for Combining Global Tropical Cyclone Best Track Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Best track data generally consist of the positions and intensities during the life cycle of a tropical cyclone. Despite the widespread interest in the distribution, frequency, and intensity of tropical cyclones worldwide, no publicly available ...

Michael C. Kruk; Kenneth R. Knapp; David H. Levinson

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

On the size distribution of Atlantic tropical cyclones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The size of a tropical cyclone is known to vary considerably across storms, though little is understood about the environmental and internal factors that modulate it. Making use of newly available extended tropical cyclone ...

Emanuel, Kerry Andrew

156

Interaction of an Intense Extratropical Cyclone with Coastal Orography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observational analyses and numerical simulations are used to investigate the interaction of an intense extra-tropical cyclone with the coastal orography of the Pacific Northwest. Known as the “Inauguration Day cyclone,” the system made landfall ...

W. James Steenburgh; Clifford F. Mass

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Improving the Accuracy of Mapping Cyclone Numbers and Frequencies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The uncertainties associated with the mapping of cyclone numbers and frequencies are analyzed using the 42-yr winter climatology of cyclone tracks derived from 6-hourly NCEP–NCAR reanalysis. Tracking is performed using an automated procedure, ...

Olga Zolina; Sergey K. Gulev

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Intensity and ENSO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on tropical cyclone intensity in the western North Pacific basin is examined. Accumulated cyclone energy (ACE), constructed from the best-track dataset for the region for the period 1950–...

Suzana J. Camargo; Adam H. Sobel

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Rainbands to Ice-Phase Microphysics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-resolution tropical cyclone model with explicit cloud microphysics has been used to investigate the dynamics and energetics of tropical cyclone rainbands. As a first step, the model rainbands have been qualitatively compared with observed ...

Charmaine N. Franklin; Greg J. Holland; Peter T. May

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

A Comparison of Adaptive Observing Guidance for Atlantic Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Airborne adaptive observations have been collected for more than two decades in the neighborhood of tropical cyclones, to attempt to improve short-range forecasts of cyclone track. However, only simple subjective strategies for adaptive ...

S. J. Majumdar; S. D. Aberson; C. H. Bishop; R. Buizza; M. S. Peng; C. A. Reynolds

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Composite Trough Evolution of Selected West Pacific Extratropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The observed vertical structures of the trough axes for 27 extratropical cyclones are presented. This study is motivated by results from a simple theoretical model. Two observing times during the cyclone life cycle are shown: prior to development ...

Richard Grotjahn

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

An Alternative Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Verification Technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) does not verify official or model forecasts if those forecasts call for a tropical cyclone to dissipate or if the real tropical cyclone dissipates. A new technique in which these forecasts are included in a ...

Sim D. Aberson

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Improvements to the Operational Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Hurricane Center Hurricane Probability Program, which estimated the probability of a tropical cyclone passing within a specific distance of a selected set of coastal stations, was replaced by the more general Tropical Cyclone Surface ...

Mark DeMaria; John A. Knaff; Michael J. Brennan; Daniel Brown; Richard D. Knabb; Robert T. DeMaria; Andrea Schumacher; Christopher A. Lauer; David P. Roberts; Charles R. Sampson; Pablo Santos; David Sharp; Katherine A. Winters

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Diminutive Frontal Waves—A Link between Fronts and Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A number of recent publications have dealt with cyclone identification and tracking. Following on, this paper extends the typical cyclone life cycle back in time to embrace a new feature called a “diminutive frontal wave.” One aim is to improve ...

Tim D. Hewson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Aerosol Effects on Microstructure and Intensity of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improving the forecasts of the intensity of tropical cyclones (TCs) remains a major challenge. One possibility for improvement is consideration of the effects that aerosols have on tropical clouds and cyclones. The authors have been pursuing this under ...

Daniel Rosenfeld; William L. Woodley; Alexander Khain; William R. Cotton; Gustavo Carrió; Isaac Ginis; Joseph H. Golden

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Evaluation of Operational Model Cyclone Structure Forecasts during Extratropical Transition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cyclone structure is known to be directly linked to the sensible weather effects produced by the weather system. The extratropical transition (ET) process leads to immense changes in cyclone structure and therefore to changes in the associated ...

Jenni L. Evans; Justin M. Arnott; Francesca Chiaromonte

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Development of a Rapidly Deepening Extratropical Cyclone over Land. Part I: Kinematic Aspects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relatively rare case of an explosive land cyclone that occurred on I5–17 November 1989 over the United States and Canada is investigated to determine the physical mechanisms responsible for its development. Hourly surface and 12-h upper-air ...

Paul H. Ruscher; Thomas P. Condo

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

SunShot Initiative: Self-Cleaning CSP Collectors  

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Self-Cleaning CSP Collectors to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Self-Cleaning CSP Collectors on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Self-Cleaning CSP Collectors on...

169

A new correlation for holdup in gas-solids cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of cyclone as gas to solids heat exchanger depends on the surface area of holdup of the solid particles inside the cyclone. Unlike the conventional heat exchangers where heat transfer area is fixed for a particular heat exchanger, heat ... Keywords: correlation, cyclone, holdup, marquardt-levenberg algorithm, regression

Anuj Jain; A. R. Paul; S. K. Aggarwal; B. Mohanty; B. P. Mani

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Ris0-R-833(EN) Cyclone Gasifier for Biomass  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ris0-R-833(EN) Cyclone Gasifier for Biomass Preliminary Investigations Poul Astrup Ris0 National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark July 1995 #12;#12;Cyclone Gasifier for Biomass Ris0-R-833(EN) Preliminary at the design of a 20 MW as fired slagging cyclone gasifier for biomass, it has been investigated how biomass

171

Shape control of solar collectors using torsional shape memory alloy actuators  

SciTech Connect

Solar collectors that are focused on a central receiver are designed with a mechanism for defocusing the collector or disabling it by turning it out of the path of the sun`s rays. This is required to avoid damaging the receiver during periods of inoperability. In either of these two cases a fail-safe operation is very desirable where during power outages the collector passively goes to its defocused or deactivated state. This paper will be principally concerned with focusing and defocusing the collector in a fail-safe manner using shape memory alloy actuators. Shape memory alloys are well suited to this application in that once calibrated the actuators can be operated in an on/off mode using a small amount of electric power. Also, in contrast to other smart materials that were investigated for this application, shape memory alloys are capable of providing enough stroke at the appropriate force levels to focus the collector. In order to accommodate the large, nonlinear deformations required in the solar collector plate to obtain desired focal lengths, a torsional shape memory alloy actuator was developed that produces a stroke of 0.5 inches. Design and analysis details presented, along with comparisons to test data taken from an actual prototype, demonstrate that the collector can be repeatedly focused and defocused within accuracies required by typical solar energy systems.

Lobitz, D.W.; Rice, T.M.; Grossman, J.W. [and others

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Solar collector with improved thermal concentration  

SciTech Connect

Reduced heat loss from the absorbing surface of the energy receiver of a cylindrical radiant energy collector is achieved by providing individual, insulated, cooling tubes for adjacent parallel longitudinal segments of the receiver. Control means allow fluid for removing heat absorbed by the tubes to flow only in those tubes upon which energy is then being directed by the reflective wall of the collector.

Barak, Amitzur Z. (Chicago, IL)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Solar collector and heat and cold generator  

SciTech Connect

This invention is directed to a collector designed and positioned for installations within a predetermined range of latitudes without modification of collector position, construction, or tracking the sun's movement, and comprises a generator of hot or cold fluid by solar energy collection during the day to heat the fluid and/or chilling of the fluid at nocturnal nighttime.

Risser, J.A.

1982-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

174

`Convective` flat plate collectors and their applications  

SciTech Connect

The `convective` flat plate collector is a particular two-way collector system with air in gravity flow as primary working fluid. Its thermal characteristics are described. Results of outdoor tests and thermal simulations are shown. Different applications of the system are presented: water heating, steam generation for medical sterilization, solar cooking and space heating. 10 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.

Grupp, M.; Bergler, H.; Bertrand, J.P. [Synopsis, Lodeve (France); Kromer, B. [Institut fuer Umweltphysik der Universtaet, Heidelberg (Germany); Cieslok, J. [INCO, Aachen (Germany)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

175

Biomass Producer or Collector Tax Credit (Oregon) | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Biomass Producer or Collector Tax Credit (Oregon) Biomass Producer or Collector Tax Credit (Oregon) Eligibility Agricultural Industrial Savings For Bioenergy Biofuels Alternative...

176

Table 10.7 Solar Thermal Collector Shipments by Market ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

8 Medium-temperature collectors are solar thermal ... Special collectors are evacuated tube ... data are for the industrial sector and independent pow ...

177

Evaluation of a Combined Cyclone & Gas Filtration System for Particulate Removal in the Gasification Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Wabash gasification facility, owned and operated by sgSolutions LLC, is one of the largest single train solid fuel gasification facilities in the world capable of transforming 2,000 tons per day of petroleum coke or 2,600 tons per day of bituminous coal into synthetic gas for electrical power generation. The Wabash plant utilizes Phillips66 proprietary E-Gas™ Gasification Process to convert solid fuels such as petroleum coke or coal into synthetic gas that is fed to a combined cycle combustion turbine power generation facility. During plant startup in 1995, reliability issues were realized in the gas filtration portion of the gasification process. To address these issues, a slipstream test unit was constructed at the Wabash facility to test various filter designs, materials and process conditions for potential reliability improvement. The char filtration slipstream unit provided a way of testing new materials, maintenance procedures, and process changes without the risk of stopping commercial production in the facility. It also greatly reduced maintenance expenditures associated with full scale testing in the commercial plant. This char filtration slipstream unit was installed with assistance from the United States Department of Energy (built under DOE Contract No. DE-FC26-97FT34158) and began initial testing in November of 1997. It has proven to be extremely beneficial in the advancement of the E-Gas™ char removal technology by accurately predicting filter behavior and potential failure mechanisms that would occur in the commercial process. After completing four (4) years of testing various filter types and configurations on numerous gasification feed stocks, a decision was made to investigate the economic and reliability effects of using a particulate removal gas cyclone upstream of the current gas filtration unit. A paper study had indicated that there was a real potential to lower both installed capital and operating costs by implementing a char cyclonefiltration hybrid unit in the E-Gas™ gasification process. These reductions would help to keep the E-Gas™ technology competitive among other coal-fired power generation technologies. The Wabash combined cyclone and gas filtration slipstream test program was developed to provide design information, equipment specification and process control parameters of a hybrid cyclone and candle filter particulate removal system in the E-Gas™ gasification process that would provide the optimum performance and reliability for future commercial use. The test program objectives were as follows: 1. Evaluate the use of various cyclone materials of construction. 2. Establish the optimal cyclone efficiency that provides stable long term gas filter operation. 3. Determine the particle size distribution of the char separated by both the cyclone and candle filters. This will provide insight into cyclone efficiency and potential future plant design. 4. Determine the optimum filter media size requirements for the cyclone-filtration hybrid unit. 5. Determine the appropriate char transfer rates for both the cyclone and filtration portions of the hybrid unit. 6. Develop operating procedures for the cyclone-filtration hybrid unit. 7. Compare the installed capital cost of a scaled-up commercial cyclone-filtration hybrid unit to the current gas filtration design without a cyclone unit, such as currently exists at the Wabash facility.

Rizzo, Jeffrey

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

178

Finding Tropical Cyclones on a Cloud Computing Cluster: Using Parallel Virtualization for Large-Scale Climate Simulation Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chang. Changes in Tropical Cyclone Number, Duration, andSimulation of Future Tropical Cyclone Statistics in a High-Finding Tropical Cyclones on a Cloud Computing Cluster:

Hasenkamp, Daren

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Tropical Cyclone Contribution to Rainfall over Australia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone (TC) rainfall over the Australian continent is studied using observations from 41 TC seasons 1969/70 to 2009/10. A total of 318 storms, whose centers either crossed the coastline or were located within 500?km of the coast, are ...

Richard A. Dare; Noel E. Davidson; John L. McBride

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Tropical Cyclone Tornadoes, 1950–2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An expanded “climatology” of U.S. tropical cyclone (TC) tornadoes covering the period 1950–2007 is presented. A major climatology published in 1991 included data on 626 TC tornadoes. Since then, almost 1200 more TC tornado records have been ...

Lori A. Schultz; Daniel J. Cecil

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is hypothesized that the effect of the SST on the intensity of tropical cyclones can be separated into two distinct contributions: one from the large-scale SST field that is in equilibrium with the atmosphere, and another one from a local ...

Lars R. Schade

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Installation package for concentrating solar collector panels  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Northrup, Inc., has developed and delivered 300 square feet of Concentrating Solar Collector (ML Series) and Attitude Control System, under the direction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The ''ML Series'' Solar Collector Panels comprise a complete package array consisting of collector panels using modified Fresnel Prismatic Lenses for a 10 to 1 concentrating ration, supporting framework, fluid manifolding and tracking drive system, in unassembled components for field erection. The Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual, Warranty, List of Materials, Sub-Assembly drawings and Final Field Assembly Drawings are included in the package.

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1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Connectable solar air collectors Solar Energy Centre Denmark  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Connectable solar air collectors Solar Energy Centre Denmark Danish Technological Institute SEC-R-22 #12;Connectable solar air collectors Søren �stergaard Jensen Miroslav Bosanac Solar Energy Centre within the project "Connectable solar air collector/PVT collector" (Sammenkoblelig luftsolfanger

184

Cogenerating Photovoltaic and Thermal Solar Collector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

heat US Department of Energy: Parabolic Trough SpectroLab Concentrating Terrestrial PV Cell C1MJ CDO peak load and irradiance hours of the day #12;Design · Parabolic solar collector · GaAs PV cells

Eirinaki, Magdalini

185

Biomass Producer or Collector Tax Credit (Oregon)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

 The Oregon Department of Energy provides a tax credit for agricultural producers or collectors of biomass.  The credit can be used for eligible biomass used to produce biofuel; biomass used in...

186

Wind loading on solar collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The present design methodology for the determination of wind loading on the various solar collectors has been reviewed and assessed. The total force coefficients of flat plates of aspect ratios 1.0 and 3.0, respectively, at various angles of attack obtained by using the guidelines of the ANSI A58.1-1982, have been compared with those obtained by using the methodology of the ASCE Task Committee, 1961, and the experimental results of the full-scale test of heliostats by Peglow. The turbulent energy spectra, currently employed in the building code, are compared with those of Kaimal et al., Lumley, and Ponofsky for wind velocities of 20.0 m/s and 40.24 m/s at an elevation of 9.15 m. The longitudinal spectra of the building code overestimates the Kaimal spectra in the frequency range of 0.007 Hz to 0.08 Hz and underestimates beyond the frequency of 0.08 Hz. The peak angles of attack, on the heliostat, stowed in horizontal position, due to turbulent vertical and lateral components of wind velocity, have been estimated by using Daniel's methodology for three wind velocities and compared with the value suggested by the code. The experimental results of a simple test in the laboratory indicate the feasibility of decreasing the drag forces of the flat plate by reducing the solidity ratio.

Bhaduri, S.; Murphy, L.M.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

The Contribution of Ex–Tropical Cyclone Gert (1999) toward the Weakening of a Midlatitude Cyclogenesis Event  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical Cyclone Gert (1999) experienced an extratropical transition while it merged with an extratropical cyclone upstream. The upstream extratropical cyclone had started to intensify before it merged with the transitioning tropical cyclone, and ...

Anna Agustí-Panareda

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Climatology and Interannual Variability of Arctic Cyclone Activity: 1948–2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Arctic cyclone activity is investigated in the context of climate change and variability by using a modified automated cyclone identification and tracking algorithm, which differs from previously used algorithms by single counting each cyclone. ...

Xiangdong Zhang; John E. Walsh; Jing Zhang; Uma S. Bhatt; Moto Ikeda

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

An Analysis of NCEP Tropical Cyclone Vitals and Potential Effects on Forecasting Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study analyzes the Tropical Cyclone Vitals Database (TCVitals), which contains cyclone location, intensity, and structure information, generated in real time by forecasters. These data are used to initialize cyclones in several NCEP ...

Sam Trahan; Lynn Sparling

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones: Forecast Challenges, Current Understanding, and Future Directions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A significant number of tropical cyclones move into the midlatitudes and transform into extratropical cyclones. This process is generally referred to as extratropical transition (ET). During ET a cyclone frequently produces intense rainfall and ...

Sarah C. Jones; Patrick A. Harr; Jim Abraham; Lance F. Bosart; Peter J. Bowyer; Jenni L. Evans; Deborah E. Hanley; Barry N. Hanstrum; Robert E. Hart; François Lalaurette; Mark R. Sinclair; Roger K. Smith; Chris Thorncroft

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Extratropical Transition of Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Climatology and Mean Structure Changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A database of tropical cyclone best track and intensity information for the southwest Pacific Ocean basin is used to construct a 28-year climatology for tropical cyclones that move into middle latitudes. Of the nine or so tropical cyclones that ...

Mark R. Sinclair

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Northern Hemisphere Extratropical Cyclones: A Comparison of Detection and Tracking Methods and Different Reanalyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The applicability of three different cyclone detection and tracking schemes is investigated with reanalysis datasets. First, cyclone climatologies and cyclone characteristics of the 40-yr ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA-40) are compared with the NCEP–NCAR ...

C. C. Raible; P. M. Della-Marta; C. Schwierz; H. Wernli; R. Blender

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Component report performance of solar collector arrays and collector controllers in the National Solar Data Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accumulated National Solar Data Network (NSDN) data has been analyzed with regard to collector and collector control performance. The collector data is presented in the ASHRAE format as efficiency vs. operating point, (T/sub inlet/ - T/sub ambient/)/insolation. Collector controls were analyzed by determining the losses caused by control problems common to the NSDN solar systems. This study of collectors and collector controls has several objectives: To compare actual and predicted collector performance; to determine which generic types of components performed well and which performed poorly; to determine why predicted performance was not achieved in the field; to determine the types and causes of failures; to determine the reliability weaknesses; and to determine whether there are any component integration problems. To accomplish these objectives, the work was divided into two parts, the first part was dedicated to the collector component and the second part covered the control component. The report is organized similarly, and also includes a description of each solar system (Appendix A) and a discussion of the interactions between the components.

Logee, T.L.; Kendall, P.W.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Flame Doctor for Cyclone Boilers: Beta Demonstration Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of the beta demonstration of the Flame Doctor system as it is applied to cyclone boilers.

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

195

The effects of ocean eddies on tropical cyclones.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this study is to understand the interactions of tropical cyclones with ocean eddies. In particular we examine the influence of a cold-core… (more)

Miltenberger, Alexander Reid

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

The Association of Tall Eyewall Convection with Tropical Cyclone Intensification .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Despite decades of research, operational weather agencies still find it difficult to predict change in the intensity of a tropical cyclone's surface wind. This dissertation… (more)

Kelley, Owen A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

JPL Tropical Cyclone Information System Analysis Tool | Data...  

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JPL Tropical Cyclone Information System Analysis Tool Dataset Summary Description This tool will let you analyze data associated with a storm. You can plot histograms, maps, and...

198

RSS Feeds for Specific Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic...  

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RSS Feeds for Specific Tropical Cyclones of the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico (English) Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS...

199

Experimental performance characterization of line-focus collectors  

SciTech Connect

To be able to predict accurately the performance of a specific solar collector in a given environment, its performance must first be characterized over the range of conditions under which the collector is expected to operate. In the present paper, collector performance models are developed for parabolic trough and compound-parabolic type concentrating collectors. Experimental collector performance data from Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Wyle Laboratories, Huntsville, Alabama are used in a multiple linear regression analysis to identify significant independent variables and refine the collector performance models. The refined collector performance models are used to characterize performance of three different parabolic trough collectors and two different compound-parabolic collectors, with good correlations between modeled and experimental performance.

Lukens, L.L.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Experimental performance characterization of line-focus collectors  

SciTech Connect

To be able to predict accurately the performance of a specific solar collector in a given environment, its performance must first be characterized over the range of conditions under which the collector is expected to operate. In the present paper, collector performance models are developed for parabolic-trough and compound-parabolic-type concentrating collectors. Experimental collector-performance data from Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and Wyle Laboratories (Huntsville, Alabama) are used in a multiple-linear-regression analysis to identify significant independent variables and refine the collector-performance models. The refined collector-performance models are used to characterize performance of three different parabolic-trough collectors and two different compound-parabolic collectors, with good correlations between modeled and experimental performance.

Lukens, L.L.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Numerical Simulation Study on Transpired Solar Air Collector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The unglazed transpired solar air collector is now a well-recognized solar air heater for heating outside air directly. In this article, researchers introduced numerical simulation tools into the solar air collector research area, analyzed the performance characteristics of the unglazed transpired solar air collector and compared them with several kinds of traditional solar air collectors. The results showed that the unglazed transpired solar air collector has unparalleled advantages in the ventilation preheating area and also proves that CFD tools have their own advantages in the solar air collector research area.

Wang, C.; Guan, Z.; Zhao, X.; Wang, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator plate is described for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced. 9 figs.

Petri, R.J.; Meek, J.; Bachta, R.P.; Marianowski, L.G.

1994-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

203

Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator plate for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced.

Petri, Randy J. (Crete, IL); Meek, John (Downers Grove, IL); Bachta, Robert P. (Chicago, IL); Marianowski, Leonard G. (Mount Prospect, IL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Development of a Rapidly Deepening Extratropical Cyclone over Land. Part II: Thermodynamic Aspects and the Role of Frontogenesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The unusual case of a rapidly developing land cyclone that occurred on 15–17 November 1989 over the United States and Canada is investigated to determine the physical mechanisms responsible for its development. Hourly surface and 12-h upper-air ...

Paul H. Ruscher; Thomas P. Condo

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Use of unglazed transpired solar collectors for desiccant cooling  

SciTech Connect

The use of unglazed transpired solar collectors for desiccant regeneration in a solid desiccant cooling cycle was investigated because these collectors are less expensive than conventional glazed flat-plate collectors. Using computer models, we studied the performance of a desiccant cooling ventilation cycle integrated with either unglazed transpired collectors or conventional glazed flat-plate collectors. We found that the thermal coefficient of performance of the cooling system with unglazed collectors was lower than that of the cooling system with glazed collectors because the former system did not use the heat of adsorption released during the dehumidification process. Although the area required for the unglazed collector array was 70% more than that required for the glazed collector array in a 10.56 kW (3 ton) solar cooling system, the cost of the unglazed array was 45% less than the cost of the glazed array. The simple payback period of the unglazed collector was half of the payback period of the glazed collector when replacing an equivalent gas-fired air heater. Although the use of unglazed transpired collectors seems to make economic sense relative to use of glazed conventional collectors, some practical considerations may limit their use for desiccant regeneration.

Pesaran, A.A.; Wipke, K.B. (National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States))

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

A Diagnostic Study of Two Intense Oceanic Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A diagnostic study of two intense oceanic cyclones (16–18 November 1972 and 9–11 January 1982) along the east coast of North America is presented. Both cyclones formed along a strong low-level baroclinic zone and deepened in response to an ...

Eric Rogers; Lance F. Bosart

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Automatic tropical cyclone eye fix using genetic algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones (TCs) are weather systems with vast destructive power. To forecast TC tracks, forecasters need to locate their circulation centers, or eyes. This eye fix process is often done manually in practice. Since subjective elements are involved ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm, Meteorological computing, Tropical cyclone eye fix, Weather forecasting, Weather system modeling

Ka Yan Wong; Chi Lap Yip; Ping Wah Li

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

A Rapid Loss Index for Tropical Cyclone Disasters in China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Disaster emergency response needs rapid estimation on disaster loss. In China it is of great importance to develop a loss index for rapidly assessing tropical cyclone (TC) disaster loss. In this paper, a new composite loss index for TC landing on China ... Keywords: Tropical Cyclone, Disaster, Loss Index, Rapid Loss Assessment

Ying Li; Weihua Fang

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Classifying North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks by Mass Moments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method for classifying tropical cyclones or similar features is introduced. The cyclone track is considered as an open spatial curve, with the wind speed or power information along the curve considered to be a mass attribute. The first and ...

Jennifer Nakamura; Upmanu Lall; Yochanan Kushnir; Suzana J. Camargo

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Using Frontogenesis to Identify Sting Jets in Extratropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sting jets, or surface wind maxima at the end of bent-back fronts in Shapiro–Keyser cyclones, are one cause of strong winds in extratropical cyclones. Although previous studies identified the release of conditional symmetric instability as a cause ...

David M. Schultz; Joseph M. Sienkiewicz

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Assessing the Skill of Operational Atlantic Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since 1984, W. Gray of Colorado State University and a team of researchers have been issuing seasonal tropical cyclone forecasts for the North Atlantic Ocean. Prior to this, little work had been done in the area of long-term tropical cyclone ...

Brian F. Owens; Christopher W. Landsea

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Ocean Barrier Layers’ Effect on Tropical Cyclone Intensification  

SciTech Connect

Improving a tropical cyclone's forecast and mitigating its destructive potential requires knowledge of various environmental factors that influence the cyclone's path and intensity. Herein, using a combination of observations and model simulations, we systematically demonstrate that tropical cyclone intensification is significantly affected by salinity-induced barrier layers, which are 'quasi-permanent' features in the upper tropical oceans. When tropical cyclones pass over regions with barrier layers, the increased stratification and stability within the layer reduce storm-induced vertical mixing and sea surface temperature cooling. This causes an increase in enthalpy flux from the ocean to the atmosphere and, consequently, an intensification of tropical cyclones. On average, the tropical cyclone intensification rate is nearly 50% higher over regions with barrier layers, compared to regions without. Our finding, which underscores the importance of observing not only the upper-ocean thermal structure but also the salinity structure in deep tropical barrier layer regions, may be a key to more skillful predictions of tropical cyclone intensities through improved ocean state estimates and simulations of barrier layer processes. As the hydrological cycle responds to global warming, any associated changes in the barrier layer distribution must be considered in projecting future tropical cyclone activity.

Balaguru, Karthik; Chang, P.; Saravanan, R.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Xu, Zhao; Li, M.; Hsieh, J.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

213

Qualification test and analysis report: solar collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Test results show that the Owens-Illinois Sunpak/sup TM/ Model SEC 601 air-cooled collector meets the national standards and codes as defined in the Subsystem Performance Specification and Verification Plan of NASA/MSFC Contract NAS8-32259, dated October 28, 1976. The architectural and engineering firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, Detroit, Michigan, acted in the capacity of the independent certification agency. The program calls for the development, fabrication, qualification and delivery of an air-liquid solar collector for solar heating, combined heating and cooling, and/or hot water systems.

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1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

SELECTIVE ABSORBER COATED FOILS FOR SOLAR COLLECTORS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar absorber metal foils are discussed in terms of materials and basic processing science. Also included is the use of finished heavy sheet stock for direct fabrication of solar collector panels. Both the adhesives and bonding methods for foils and sheet are surveyed. Developmental and representative commercial foils are used as illustrative examples. As a result it was found that foils can compete economically with batch plating but are limited by adhesive temperature stability. Also absorber foils are very versatile and direct collector fabrication from heavy foils appears very promising.

Lampert, Carl M.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

U-153: EMC Data Protection Advisor Server and Collector Bugs...  

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3: EMC Data Protection Advisor Server and Collector Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service U-153: EMC Data Protection Advisor Server and Collector Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service...

216

Trade-offs between moving and stationary particle collectors...  

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Trade-offs between moving and stationary particle collectors for detecting a bio-agent plume Title Trade-offs between moving and stationary particle collectors for detecting a...

217

SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector  

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Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment National Laboratory Research & Development

218

Apparatus for preventing high temperatures in a glazed solar collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Venting the glazing (i.e., transparent cover) of a solar collector can be used to prevent the collector's absorber surface from reaching too high a temperature.

Buckley, Bruce S. (410 Memorial Dr., #154, Cambridge, MA 02139)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

A Collector for Fog Water and Interstitial Aerosol  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An active heatable cloud water collector for ground sampling is presented. The collector can be operated unattended for approximately one week, even in harsh winter conditions. The collection strands are Teflon tubes. A preset cycle of 15-min ...

Otto Klemm; Thomas Wrzesinsky; Jörg Gerchau; Frank Griessbaum

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Solar air collectors: how much can you save  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A collector efficiency curve is used to determine the output of solar air collectors based on the testing of seven solar collectors sold in Iowa. In this application the solar heater is being used as a space heater for a house. The performance of the solar air heater was analyzed and an 8% savings in energy was achieved over a one year period using two 4'' x 8'' collectors in a typical house.

Newburn, J.D.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Design considerations for parabolic-cylindrical solar collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents in some detail the various significant factors which influence the design of parabolic-cylindrical solar collectors.

Treadwell, G.W.

1976-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Wind loads on heliostats and parabolic dish collectors: Final subcontractor report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A major intent of this study was to define wind load reduction factors for parabolic dish solar collectors within a field protected by upwind collectors, wind protective fences, or other blockages. This information will help researchers improve the economy of parabolic collector support structures and drive mechanisms. The method used in the study was to generalize wind load data obtained during tests on model collectors placed in a modeled atmospheric wind in a boundary-layer wind tunnel. A second objective of the study was to confirm and document a sensitivity in load to level of turbulence, or gustiness, in the approaching wind. A key finding was that wind-load reduction factors for forces (horizontal and vertical) were roughly similar to those for flat heliostats, with some forces significantly less than those for flat shapes. However, load reductions for moments showed a smaller load reduction, particularly for the azimuth moment. The lack of load reduction could be attributed to collector shape, but specific flow features responsible for and methods to induce a load reduction were not explored. 62 figs., 13 tabs.

Peterka, J.A.; Tan, Z.; Bienkiewicz, B.; Cermak, J.E.

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

A SOLAR STILL AUGMENTED WITH A FLAT-PLATE COLLECTOR AND A REFLECTOR  

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A SOLAR STILL AUGMENTED WITH A FLAT-PLATE COLLECTOR AND A REFLECTOR A. Saleh A. Badran Mechanical ­ Jordan Amman ­ Jordan e-mail: asaleh@philadelphia.edu.jo e-mail: badran@ju.edu.jo ABSTRACT A solar distillation system was built and tested to study the effect of increasing the solar radiation incident

224

Connectable solar air collectors Solar Energy Centre Denmark  

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Connectable solar air collectors Solar Energy Centre Denmark Danish Technological Institute SEC-R-22 #12;Connectable solar air collectors Søren �stergaard Jensen Miroslav Bosanac Solar Energy Centre Package 91 #12;92 #12;93 #12;Appendix B Working drawings for the connectable solar air collectors 94 #12

225

Modified horizontal solar collector for low temperature grain drying  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The project consisted of constructing a horizontal solar collector with a small amount of rock storage integrated into the collector air stream. The collected energy was used to dry corn in a 6000 bushel low-temperature drying facility. The collector proved to be economically feasible to build and collected sufficient energy to show a reasonable return on the investment.

None

1980-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

226

Solar collector apparatus having increased energy rejection during stagnation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The disclosure relates to an active solar collector having increased energy rejection during stagnation. The collector's glazing is brought into substantial contact with absorber during stagnation to increase re-emittance and thereby to maintain lower temperatures when the collector is not in operation.

Moore, Stanley W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1983-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

227

Solar collector apparatus having increased energy rejection during stagnation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An active solar collector having increased energy rejection during stagnation is disclosed. The collector's glazing is brought into substantial contact with absorber during stagnation to increase re-emittance and thereby to maintan lower temperatures when the collector is not in operation.

Moore, S.W.

1981-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

228

STAM: SERI standard module for collector evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A test facility is being planned for use at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). Identified as STAM (STAndard Module), the facility will be capable of supplying a working fluid under carefully controlled temperature and flowrate conditions to whatever solar collector may be connected to the facility. This capability will be useful in such areas of investigation as collector thermal performance, materials testing, and reliability studies. Initially, emphasis will fall on using the facility to evolve a standard testing procedure for quantifying the thermal performance of concentrating solar collectors. To this end, the equipment will permit measuring the useful energy generated in a solar collector via the conventional mC/sub p/..delta..T procedure (as used in ASHRAE 93-77) as well as the calorimetric ratio technique which offers special advantages at higher operating temperatures. Implementation of the facility will occur in several stages. A detailed design is to be prepared first, based upon SERI's specification of the facility's operating characteristics. Fabrication and installation at the SERI field site will then occur in the last quarter of CY78.

Castle, J.

1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Colimits for Concurrent Collectors Dusko Pavlovic1  

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the overall specification in Fig. 1. In this diagram we have added monotone white Mutator monotone white Mut in the previous section we have added the Collector invariant black white = gray = monotone white Mutator Coll information. In the greater part of the paper we work out the example of concurrent garbage collection

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Cost-effective solar collectors using heat pipes. Interim progress report No. 2, April 1978-September 1978  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Heat pipe fluid-vessel combinations continued to be life tested at design and stagnation conditions for time periods exceeding 14,000 hours. Additional testing was carried out at the lower end of the environment temperature range by freeze-thaw testing of several water heat pipes. Additional fluids search work resulted in developing a procedure to purify trimethylborate. Eight trimethylborate heat pipes were fabricated and installed in a modified GE TC-100 solar panel. Solar performance tests were performed on the heat pipe collector and a standard TC-100 collector. Heat pipe collector performance exceeded 90% of the TC-100. A source of water compatible steel, NP454, was identified as was an experimental tubing manufacturer. The current availability of NP454 and the successful demonstration of antifreeze mechanisms lays the ground work for testing a heat pipe collector using water heat pipes.

Ernst, D.M.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Collector R&D  

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Collector R&D Collector R&D Featured Resource Learn more about NREL's capabilities in collector/receiver characterization. Collector research at NREL focuses on developing and testing the next generation of concentrating solar power (CSP) collectors that reduce delivered electricity costs by 50%. NREL's work involves improved reflector development, optical model development, optical measurement techniques, testing standards, and reliability assessments. NREL also works to upgrade and adapt optical tools to enhance laboratory testing capabilities. CSP collectors capture the sun's energy with mirrors that reflect and focus the sunlight onto a receiver, creating the heat that is used to generate electricity. Opportunities and Potential Impact Collectors-whether for parabolic trough, power tower, or dish

232

Compact cyclone filter train for radiological and hazardous environments  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact cyclone filter train for the removal of hazardous and radiologi particles from a gaseous fluid medium which permits a small cyclone separator to be used in a very small space envelope due to the arrangement of the filter housing adjacent to the separator with the cyclone separator and the filters mounted on a plate. The entire unit will have a hoist connection at the center of gravity so that the entire unit including the separator, the filters, and the base can be lifted and repositioned as desired.

Bench, Thomas R. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Compact cyclone filter train for radiological and hazardous environments  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact cyclone filter train is disclosed for the removal of hazardous and radiological particles from a gaseous fluid medium. This filter train permits a small cyclone separator to be used in a very small space envelope due to the arrangement of the filter housing adjacent to the separator with the cyclone separator and the filters mounted on a plate. The entire unit will have a hoist connection at the center of gravity so that the entire unit including the separator, the filters, and the base can be lifted and repositioned as desired. 3 figs.

Bench, T.R.

1998-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

234

Compact cyclone filter train for radiological and hazardous environments  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact cyclone filter train is described for the removal of hazardous and radiological particles from a gaseous fluid medium which permits a small cyclone separator to be used in a very small space envelope due to the arrangement of the filter housing adjacent to the separator with the cyclone separators and the filters mounted on a plate. The entire unit will have a hoist connection at the center of gravity so that the entire unit including the separator, the filters, and the base can be lifted and repositioned as desired.

Bench, T.R.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

235

Cyclone Boiler Reburn NOx Control Improvements via Cyclone Design Improvements and Advanced Air Staging  

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Eastman Kodak owns three Babcock & Wilcox coal fired cyclone boilers and one Combustion Engineering pulverized coal boiler located at Kodak Park in Rochester, New York. Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS) operates and maintains the steam and electric generation equipment for Kodak and has primary responsibility for related capital project development and execution. The Kodak plant is capable of generating approximately 1,900,000 pounds of steam and 130 MW’s of electrical power. To achieve the required level of NOx control, Kodak chose The Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Company's, Natural Gas Reburn technology for the three cyclone boilers. The relatively low capital cost of the system and reasonable cost of natural gas in the mid 1990’s made Natural Gas Reburn an economic fit for the RACT requirements of 0.60#’s/Mmbtu NOx. The run up in natural gas prices since 2002 has increased the cost of NOx removed from ~ $2000/ton to ~$5000/ton based on fuel expense alone. In an effort to curtail the cost of control, Duke Energy Generations Services and Kodak implemented a series of projects that integrated Cyclone Design Improvements and Advancements in Air Staging along with ESP inlet flue modifications that resulted in decreasing the Natural Gas required for NOx control ~ 40% from baseline levels saving the plant several million dollars per year in fuel expense. Significant improvements in opacity and filterable PM were also realized by these changes.

Morabito, B.; Nee, B.; Goff, V.; Maringo, G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Gas supplemented solar collector storage means  

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The gas supplemented solar collector storage means includes a water tank having supply and return connections for circulating water from the tank to a solar collector and back to the tank. A combustion chamber having top and side openings is disposed within the upper half portion of the tank and connects respectively to an upwardly extending flue pipe and an inlet side cylinder to provide an air and gas passage through the upper half of the tank in heat exchange relationship with water. A gas burner is receivable in the combustion chamber and is operated by a thermostat to provide heat to the water only in the event that the solar heating of the water is insufficient to maintain the water above a minimum temperature.

Bressickello, L.J.; Moore, H.J.

1982-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

237

Cost-effective solar collectors using heat pipes. Interim progress report No. 1, September 1977-March 1978  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective is the demonstration of high performance, cost effective non-concentrating solar collectors using heat pipes. The end products will be directly applicable for efficient use with absorption and Rankine cycle chillers. Evacuated tubular solar collectors were selected as the only economical non-concentrating approach capable of efficient operation of chillers. The General Electric TC family of collectors was chosen because of their superior performance and compatibility with heat pipe integration. The system was designed and specified. This work included the integration of the heat pipe with the evacuated tubular solar collector and the pumped loop heat removal mechanism. To date, two heat pipe fluid-envelope combinations look attractive: water-aluminum bearing steel and ethanol-low carbon steel. The jury is still out on the ability for the water-aluminum bearing steel to survive freezing cycles and for ethanol-low carbon steel to withstand predicted 400/sup 0/C stagnation temperatures. Full scale cost analysis was not completed for either case. Two 4' x 4' panels, each with ten tubular collectors fitted with heat pipes, were erected at Thermacore to test various aspects of the heat pipe and its integration into the collector-pumped loop system.

Ernst, D.M.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Changes in the Risk of Extratropical Cyclones in Eastern Australia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The east coast of Australia is a region of the world where a particular type of extratropical cyclone, known locally as an east coast low, frequently occurs with severe consequences such as extreme rainfall, winds, and waves. The likelihood of ...

Andrew J. Dowdy; Graham A. Mills; Bertrand Timbal; Yang Wang

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Estimating Local Memory of Tropical Cyclones through MPI Anomaly Evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the local memory of atmospheric and oceanic changes associated with a tropical cyclone (TC). The memory is quantified through anomalous maximum potential intensity (MPI) evolution for 20 days prior to the arrival of a TC ...

Robert E. Hart; Ryan N. Maue; Michael C. Watson

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

On Estimates of Historical North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an estimate of the expected number of Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) that were missed by the observing system in the presatellite era (between 1878 and 1965) is developed. The significance of trends in both number and duration ...

Gabriel A. Vecchi; Thomas R. Knutson

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Hydrologic Processes Associated with Cyclone Systems over the United States  

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A substantial amount of precipitation in the midlatitudes occurs in association with extratropical cyclones. Using the data generated by version 1 of the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS-1) Data Assimilation System for 1985-89, hydrologic ...

Tsing-Chang Chen; Ming-Cheng Yen; Siegfried Schubert

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

The Frequency and Intensity of Great Lake Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cyclones are an important feature of the Great Lakes region that can have important impacts on shipping, lake temperature profiles, ice cover, and shoreline property damages. The objective of this research is to analyze the frequency and ...

James R. Angel; Scott A. Isard

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Vertical Velocity Structures in an Axisymmetric, Nonhydrostatic Tropical Cyclone Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A statistical analysis of several experiments with different microphysical parameterizations in an axisymmetric, nonhydrostatic tropical cyclone model illustrates the impact of icc-phase microphysics on model vertical velocity structure. The ...

Stephen J. Lord; Jacqueline M. Lord

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Influence of cloud-radiative forcing on tropical cyclone structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We demonstrate how and why cloud-radiative forcing (CRF), the interaction of hydrometeors with longwave and shortwave radiation, can influence tropical cyclone structure through “semi-idealized” integrations of the Hurricane Weather Research and ...

Yizhe Peggy Bu; Robert G. Fovell; Kristen L. Corbosiero

245

A Potential Vorticity Tendency Diagnostic Approach for Tropical Cyclone Motion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to understand the roles of various physical processes in baroclinic tropical cyclone (TC) motion and the vertical coupling between the upper- and lower-level circulations, a new dynamical framework is advanced. A TC is treated as a ...

Liguang Wu; Bin Wang

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

The Boundary Layer of Tropical Cyclone Kerry (1979)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The boundary layer structure of Tropical Cyclone Kerry (1979) is investigated using composite analysis of research aircraft, surface ship, and automatic weather station observations. The boundary layer was moist, convective, and strongly ...

Peter G. Black; Greg J. Holland

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Tropical cyclone eye fix using genetic algorithm with temporal information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones (TCs) are weather systems with vast destructive power. To give early TC warnings, accurate location of their circulation centers, or “eyes”, is required. The pattern matching solution to this TC eye fix problem works by ...

Ka Yan Wong; Chi Lap Yip

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

A Tropical Cyclone Genesis Parameter for the Tropical Atlantic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parameter to evaluate the potential for tropical cyclone formation (genesis) in the North Atlantic between Africa and the Caribbean islands is developed. Climatologically, this region is the source of about 40% of the Atlantic basin tropical ...

Mark DeMaria; John A. Knaff; Bernadette H. Connell

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Rapid Development of the Tropical Cyclone Warm Core  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a simple theoretical argument to isolate the conditions under which a tropical cyclone can rapidly develop a warm-core thermal structure and subsequently approach a steady state. The theoretical argument is based on the ...

Jonathan L. Vigh; Wayne H. Schubert

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

A Comparison of Two Tropical Cyclone Bogussing Schemes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of two bogussing schemes on tropical cyclone (TC) forecasts is compared. One scheme for bogussing TCs into the initial conditions of the nonhydrostatic version of the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for ...

Dongliang Wang; Xudong Liang; Ying Zhao; Bin Wang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Experimental Dynamical Seasonal Forecasts of Tropical Cyclone Activity at IRI  

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The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) has been issuing experimental seasonal tropical cyclone activity forecasts for several ocean basins since early 2003. In this paper the method used to obtain these forecasts is ...

Suzana J. Camargo; Anthony G. Barnston

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Effects of Vertical Wind Shear on Tropical Cyclone Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The response of the precipitation field for tropical cyclones in relation to the surrounding environmental vertical wind shear has been investigated using 20 000 snapshots of passive-microwave satellite rain rates. Composites of mean rain rates, ...

Matthew T. Wingo; Daniel J. Cecil

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Tropical cyclone preparedness and response : opportunities for operations research  

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This thesis explores how operations research methods can be applied in the emergency response community by looking at two recent tropical storm disasters; tropical cyclone Yemyin in Pakistan, June 2007 and super typhoon ...

Murphy, Maurice D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Seasonal versus permanent thermocline warming by tropical cyclones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent studies suggest that the enhanced upper ocean mixing caused by tropical cyclones significantly contributes to the ocean heat transport. However, existing studies that try to quantify this contribution make the ...

Ferrari, Raffaele

255

Classifying North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks by Mass Moments*  

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A new method for classifying tropical cyclones or similar features is introduced. The cyclone track is considered as an open spatial curve, with the wind speed or power information along the curve considered to be a mass attribute. The first and second moments of the resulting object are computed and then used to classify the historical tracks using standard clustering algorithms. Mass moments allow the whole track shape, length, and location to be incorporated into the clustering methodology. Tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic basin are clustered with K-means by mass moments, producing an optimum of six clusters with differing genesis locations, track shapes, intensities, life spans, landfalls, seasonal patterns, and trends. Even variables that are not directly clustered show distinct separation between clusters. A trend analysis confirms recent conclusions of increasing tropical cyclones in the basin over the past two decades. However, the trends vary across clusters. 1.

Yochanan Kushnir; Suzana; J. Camargo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

The effects of ocean eddies on tropical cyclones  

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The purpose of this study is to understand the interactions of tropical cyclones with ocean eddies. In particular we examine the influence of a cold-core eddy on the cold wake formed during the passage of Typhoon Fanapi ...

Miltenberger, Alexander Reid

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

An elastic contour matching model for tropical cyclone pattern recognition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an elastic graph dynamic link model (EGDLM) based on elastic contour matching is proposed to automate the Dvorak technique for tropical cyclone (TC) pattern interpretation from satellite images. This method integrates traditional dynamic ...

R. S.T. Lee; J. N.K. Lin

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Impact of Duration Thresholds on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Counts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Records of Atlantic basin tropical cyclones (TCs) since the late nineteenth century indicate a very large upward trend in storm frequency. This increase in documented TCs has been previously interpreted as resulting from anthropogenic climate ...

Christopher W. Landsea; Gabriel A. Vecchi; Lennart Bengtsson; Thomas R. Knutson

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Experiments with a Simple Tropical Cyclone Intensity Consensus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Consensus forecasts (forecasts created by combining output from individual forecasts) have become an integral part of operational tropical cyclone track forecasting. Consensus aids, which generally have lower average errors than individual models,...

Charles R. Sampson; James L. Franklin; John A. Knaff; Mark DeMaria

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Forecasts as Revealed by Singular Vectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Singular vector (SV) sensitivity, calculated using the adjoint model of the U.S. Navy Operation Global Atmosphere Prediction System (NOGAPS), is used to study the dynamics associated with tropical cyclone evolution. For each model-predicted ...

Melinda S. Peng; Carolyn A. Reynolds

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

On the Height of the Warm Core in Tropical Cyclones  

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The warm-core structure of tropical cyclones is examined in idealized simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model. The maximum perturbation temperature in a control simulation occurs in the midtroposphere (5–6 km), in ...

Daniel P. Stern; David S. Nolan

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Climatological Variations in North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks  

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This study investigates the relationship between tropical cyclone (TC) tracks and climatological variations in large-scale environmental parameters associated with the TC steering flow. By using the Atlantic Ocean hurricane database for 1950–2010, ...

Angela J. Colbert; Brian J. Soden

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

The Response of Quasigeostrophic Oceanic Vortices to Tropical Cyclone Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The response of quasigeostrophic (QG) oceanic vortices to tropical cyclone (TC) forcing is investigated using an isopycnic ocean model. Idealized oceanic currents and wind fields derived from observational data acquired during Hurricane Katrina ...

Benjamin Jaimes; Lynn K. Shay; George R. Halliwell

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

The Isotopic Composition of Precipitation from Two Extratropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitation samples were collected at stations in the Eastern United States for two extratropical cyclones during the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) of 1986 and analyzed for their ?18O values. They represent the first synoptic-scale ...

Stanley David Gedzelman; James R. Lawrence

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Tropical Cyclone Motion. A Comparison of Theory and Observation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The analytic predictions of tropical cyclone motion by Holland are shown to be in very good agreement with observations in the Australian southwest Pacific region. These results indicate that a combined linear asymmetric advection and divergence ...

Greg J. Holland

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Tropical Cyclone Tracking Using a Neighbor Enclosed Area Tracking Algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone (TC) tracking is essential for calculating TC statistics from gridded datasets. A new method for TC tracking is presented here using neighbor enclosed area tracking (NEAT), which is based on the temporal overlap of enclosed areas ...

Yuya Satake; Masaru Inatsu; Masato Mori; Akira Hasegawa

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Probabilistic Prediction of Tropical Cyclones. Part II: Intensity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new objective aid for operational probabilistic intensity (defined as maximum wind speed) prediction of tropical cyclones is presented. Based on statistical analyses of the performance of all operationally available numerical models (using ...

Harry C. Weber

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Probabilistic Prediction of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Position  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new objective aid for operational prediction of the positions of tropical cyclones is presented. Its method is based on a simple analysis of the performance of all operationally available numerical models during a training period. In a ...

Harry C. Weber

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

The Form of Cyclonic Precipitation and Its Thermal Impact  

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A two-dimensional, parameterized kinematic cloud microphysics model is described and used to simulate the form of cyclonic precipitation and its thermal impact in three idealized situations. The first situation represents a strong, warm, or ...

Stanley David Gedzelman; Robert Arnold

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Estimating Tropical Cyclone Intensity from Infrared Image Data  

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This paper describes results from a near-real-time objective technique for estimating the intensity of tropical cyclones from satellite infrared imagery in the North Atlantic Ocean basin. The technique quantifies the level of organization or ...

Miguel F. Piñeros; Elizabeth A. Ritchie; J. Scott Tyo

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Do Gravity Waves Transport Angular Momentum away from Tropical Cyclones?  

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Previous studies have suggested that gravity waves can transport a significantly large amount of angular momentum away from tropical cyclones, as much as 10% of the core angular momentum per hour. These previous studies used the shallow-water ...

Yumin Moon; David S. Nolan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Kelvin-Type Coastal Surges Generated by Tropical Cyclones  

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Measurements of sea level along the coat of Western Australia during the period 1969 to 1982. when 12 southward moving tropical cyclones occurred, showed distinct peaks with amplitudes of about 1 to 2 m propagating southwards with speeds ranging ...

C. B. Fandry; L. M. Leslie; R. K. Steedman

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

A Simplified System of Equations for Simulation of Tropical Cyclones  

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A simplified system of equations which can simulate the development and mature stages of tropical cyclones is presented. The model is similar to that presented by Ooyama, except that the assumption of incompressible fluid layers is relaxed. ...

Mark DeMaria; John D. Pickle

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Tropical Cyclone Observation and Forecasting with and without Aircraft Reconnaissance  

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The contributions of aircraft reconnaissance to the accuracy of tropical cyclone center positioning, motion, and intensity determinations are examined, along with their impact on the accuracy of track and intensity forecasting. The analyses ...

Joel D. Martin; William M. Gray

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Movement and Vertical Coupling of Adiabatic Baroclinic Tropical Cyclones  

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The vertical coupling and movement of an adiabatic baroclinic tropical cyclone (TC) are investigated through two numerical experiments in which the TC is affected by either a vertical environmental shear or a differential beta drift. In both ...

Liguang Wu; Bin Wang

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Distribution of Helicity, CAPE, and Shear in Tropical Cyclones  

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The previous study of helicity, CAPE, and shear in Hurricane Bonnie (1998) was extended to all eight tropical cyclones sampled by NASA during the Convection and Moisture Experiments (CAMEX). Storms were categorized as having large or small ...

John Molinari; David Vollaro

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Objective Tropical Cyclone Center Tracking Using Single-Doppler Radar  

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This study presents an extension of the ground-based velocity track display (GBVTD)-simplex tropical cyclone (TC) circulation center–finding algorithm to further improve the accuracy and consistency of TC center estimates from single-Doppler radar ...

Michael M. Bell; Wen-Chau Lee

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Arctic Climate Change as Manifest in Cyclone Behavior  

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The Arctic region has exhibited dramatic changes in recent times. Many of these are intimately tied up with synoptic activity, but little research has been undertaken on how the characteristics of Arctic cyclones have changed. This paper presents ...

Ian Simmonds; Craig Burke; Kevin Keay

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Predicting Atlantic Basin Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Activity by 1 June  

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This is the third in a series of papers describing the potential for the seasonal forecasting of Atlantic basin tropical cyclone activity. Earlier papers by the authors describe seasonal prediction from 1 December of the previous year and from 1 ...

William M. Gray; Christopher W. Landsea; Paul W. Mielke Jr.; Kenneth J. Berry

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Prediction of Consensus Tropical Cyclone Track Forecast Error  

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The extent to which the tropical cyclone (TC) track forecast error of a consensus model (CONU) routinely used by the forecasters at the National Hurricane Center can be predicted is determined. A number of predictors of consensus forecast error, ...

James S. Goerss

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Environmental Humidity on Tropical Cyclone Size  

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Observations demonstrate that the radius of maximum winds in tropical cyclones (TCs) can vary by an order of magnitude; similar size differences are evident in other spatial measures of the wind field as well as in cloud and precipitation fields. ...

Kevin A. Hill; Gary M. Lackmann

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Tropical Cyclone Motion: Environmental Interaction Plus a Beta Effect  

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The dynamics of tropical cyclone motion are investigated by solving for instantaneous motion tendencies using the divergent barotropic vorticity equation on a beta plane. Two methods of solution are presented a direct analytic solution for a ...

Greg J. Holland

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Evaluation of multiple dynamic initialization schemes for tropical cyclone prediction  

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Three different dynamic initialization schemes for tropical cyclone (TC) prediction in numerical prediction systems are described and evaluated. The first scheme involves the removal of the analyzed vortex, followed by insertion of a dynamically-...

Eric A. Hendricks; Melinda S. Peng; Tim Li

284

A Highly Configurable Vortex Initialization Method for Tropical Cyclones  

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A highly configurable vortex initialization methodology has been constructed in order to permit manipulation of the initial vortex structure in numerical models of tropical cyclones. By using distinct specifications of the flow in the boundary ...

Eric D. Rappin; David S. Nolan; Sharanya J. Majumdar

285

Uncertainty of Tropical Cyclone Best-Track Information  

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With the growing use of tropical cyclone (TC) best-track information for weather and climate applications, it is important to understand the uncertainties that are contained in the TC position and intensity information. Here, an attempt is made to ...

Ryan D. Torn; Chris Snyder

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Lightning Distribution and Eyewall Outbreaks in Tropical Cyclones during Landfall  

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Cloud-to-ground lightning data and storm intensity data (winds and central pressure) for 33 northwest Pacific tropical cyclones were used to analyze lightning distributions during the period of landfall in China. Lightning activities varied ...

Wenjuan Zhang; Yijun Zhang; Dong Zheng; Xiuji Zhou

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Axisymmetric, Primitive Equation, Spectral Tropical Cyclone Model. Part I: Formulation  

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Beginning with the nine nonlinear governing equations for the simplest three-layer, axisymmetric, primitive equation, tropical cyclone model, we first introduce a vertical transform which decouples the linear part of the dynamics into three sets (...

Wayne H. Schubert; Mark DeMaria

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Multidecadal Variability in North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity  

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Recent increases in Atlantic basin tropical cyclone activity since 1995 and the associated destructive U.S. landfall events in 2004 and 2005 have generated considerable interest into why there has been such a sharp upturn. Natural variability, ...

Philip J. Klotzbach; William M. Gray

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Tropical Cyclone Inner-Core Kinetic Energy Evolution  

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Tropical cyclone (TC) destructive potential is highly dependent on the distribution of the surface wind field. To gain a better understanding of wind structure evolution, TC 0–200-km wind fields from aircraft reconnaissance flight-level data are ...

Katherine S. Maclay; Mark DeMaria; Thomas H. Vonder Haar

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Life Cycle and Mesoscale Frontal Structure of an Intermountain Cyclone  

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High-resolution analyses and MesoWest surface observations are used to examine the life cycle and mesoscale frontal structure of the “Tax Day Storm,” an intermountain cyclone that produced the second lowest sea level pressure observed in Utah ...

Gregory L. West; W. James Steenburgh

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Generation of Moving Spiral Bands in Tropical Cyclones  

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A theory based on the shallow water equation is developed to explain the generation of moving spiral-banded structures in tropical cyclones. The theory proposes that fluctuation of the vorticity distribution in the compact core region can act as ...

K. C. Chow; Kwing L. Chan; Alexis K. H. Lau

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Improving Tropical Cyclone Intensity Guidance in the Eastern North Pacific  

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The primary objective of this research is the development of a statistical model that will provide tropical cyclone (TC) intensity guidance for the eastern North Pacific (ENP) superior to that provided by climatology and persistence models. ...

Kevin R. Petty; Jay S. Hobgood

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

An Error Analysis of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Track Guidance Models  

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Mean track forecast errors over the 6-yr period 1983–88 are compared for four tropical cyclone-track forecast models in use at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The model types represented are statistical, statistical-dynamical, barctropic-...

Mark Demaria; Miles B. Lawrence; James T. Kroll

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Interpretation of Adaptive Observing Guidance for Atlantic Tropical Cyclones  

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Adaptive observing guidance products for Atlantic tropical cyclones are compared using composite techniques that allow one to quantitatively examine differences in the spatial structures of the guidance maps and relate these differences to the ...

C. A. Reynolds; M. S. Peng; S. J. Majumdar; S. D. Aberson; C. H. Bishop; R. Buizza

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Reexamination of Tropical Cyclone Wind–Pressure Relationships  

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Tropical cyclone wind–pressure relationships are reexamined using 15 yr of minimum sea level pressure estimates, numerical analysis fields, and best-track intensities. Minimum sea level pressure is estimated from aircraft reconnaissance or ...

John A. Knaff; Raymond M. Zehr

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

A New Assessment of the Predictability of Tropical Cyclone Tracks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The inherent predictability of tropical cyclone tracks has received much attention since the 1980s. It is still an issue because of the recent improvement of track forecasts by numerical models. The aim of this study is to assess this ...

Matthieu Plu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

A New Parametric Tropical Cyclone Tangential Wind Profile Model  

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A new parametric tropical cyclone (TC) wind profile model is presented for depicting representative surface pressure profiles corresponding to multiple-maxima wind profiles that exhibit single-, dual-, and triple-maximum concentric-eyewall wind ...

Vincent T. Wood; Luther W. White; Hugh E. Willoughby; David P. Jorgensen

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Trends in Northern Hemisphere Surface Cyclone Frequency and Intensity  

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One of the hypothesized effects of global warming from increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases is a change in the frequency and/or intensity of extratropical cyclones. In this study, winter frequencies and intensities of extratropical ...

Gregory J. McCabe; Martyn P. Clark; Mark C. Serreze

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

An Extended Model for the Potential Intensity of Tropical Cyclones  

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Emanuel’s theory of hurricane potential intensity (E-PI) makes use of the assumption that slantwise convective instability vanishes in a steady-state vortex of a tropical cyclone. In the framework of an extended mathematical potential intensity ...

Thomas Frisius; Daria Schönemann

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

A Simplified Dynamical System for Tropical Cyclone Intensity Prediction  

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A simplified dynamical system for tropical cyclone intensity prediction based on a logistic growth equation (LGE) is developed. The time tendency of the maximum sustained surface winds is proportional to the sum of two terms: a growth term and a ...

Mark DeMaria

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Objective Identification of Cyclones and Their Circulation Intensity, and Climatology  

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An updated procedure for objective identification and tracking of surface cyclones from gridded analyses is described. Prior smoothing of the raw data with a constant radius spatial filter is used to remove distortions related to the particular ...

Mark R. Sinclair

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

The Balanced Dynamical Nature of a Rapidly Intensifying Oceanic Cyclone  

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Aided with a numerical simulation, the authors diagnose the synoptic-scale evolution of an intense extratropical cyclone over the western Atlantic Ocean from the perspective of balanced dynamics using potential vorticity inversion techniques. The ...

Christopher A. Davis; Evelyn Donall Grell; M. A. Shapiro

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

An Analysis of the Biases in Traditional Cyclone Frequency Maps  

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The traditional method of estimating cyclone frequency by counting the number of storms passing through latitude-longitude grid cells is known to be biased because it effectively overweights the lower latitudes. Here we show that it is also ...

Karl E. Taylor

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Cyclone Occurrence Mapping: Equal Area or Raw Frequencies?  

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Meteorological data extracted from maps and charts is frequently normalized for area because grid cell size changes with latitude. Raw and area-normalized cyclone frequency data were compared. Area normalization deforms mean frequency patterns. ...

Bruce P. Hayden

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

A Comprehensive Test of the Navy Nested Tropical Cyclone Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The tropical cyclone forecasting skill level of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has reached a plateau and has shown little or no lasting improvement during the last 10 years. Because JTWC relies on an array of statistical and ...

Edward J. Harrison Jr.; Michael Fiorino

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Quantifying Environmental Control on Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change  

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Composite analysis is used to examine environmental and climatology and persistence characteristics of tropical cyclones (TCs) undergoing different intensity changes in the western North Pacific (WPAC) and North Atlantic (ATL) ocean basins. Using ...

Eric A. Hendricks; Melinda S. Peng; Bing Fu; Tim Li

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Effects of Environmental Flow upon Tropical Cyclone Structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical simulations of tropical-cyclone-like vortices are performed to analyze the effects of unidirectional vertical wind shear and translational flow upon the organization of convection within a hurricane’s core region and upon the intensity ...

William M. Frank; Elizabeth A. Ritchie

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Wind Profiles in Tropical Cyclone Stratiform Rainbands over Land  

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Observations of 14 stratiform periods in outer tropical cyclone rainbands are used to evaluate wind structure using a velocity–azimuth display (VAD) technique applied to KAMX (Miami) Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) data. These 14 ...

Shaunna L. Donaher; Bruce A. Albrecht; Ming Fang; William Brown

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Impacts of Atmospheric Temperature Trends on Tropical Cyclone Activity  

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Impacts of tropical temperature changes in the upper troposphere (UT) and the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) on tropical cyclone (TC) activity are explored. UT and lower TTL cooling both lead to an overall increase in potential intensity (PI), ...

Gabriel A. Vecchi; Stephan Fueglistaler; Isaac M. Held; Thomas R. Knutson; Ming Zhao

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

The Track Integrated Kinetic Energy of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the concept of track integrated kinetic energy (TIKE) is introduced as a measure of seasonal Atlantic tropical cyclone activity and applied to seasonal variability in the Atlantic. It is similar in concept to the more commonly used ...

V. Misra; S. DiNapoli; M. Powell

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Simulations of Subtropical Cyclones in a Baroclinic Channel Model  

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The present study considers a variety of cyclone developments that occur in an idealized, baroclinic channel model featuring full condensation heating effects over an ocean with prescribed sea surface temperature variation. The geostrophic basic-...

Christopher A. Davis

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

On the Statistical Analysis of Cyclone Deepening Rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Statistical analysis of cyclone deepening rates has been used in the past to infer distinctions between physical processes operative in cases of explosive cyclogenesis and lesser storms. This note attempts to qualify the conclusions of the ...

Paul J. Roebber

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

A Bayesian Forecast Model of Australian Region Tropical Cyclone Formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new and potentially skillful seasonal forecast model of tropical cyclone formation [tropical cyclogenesis (TCG)] is developed for the Australian region. The model is based on Poisson regression using the Bayesian approach. Predictor combinations ...

Angelika Werner; Neil J. Holbrook

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

On the Squall Lines Preceding Landfalling Tropical Cyclones in China  

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Based on a 3-yr (2007–09) mosaic of radar reflectivity and conventional surface and synoptic radiosonde observations, the general features of squall lines preceding landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs) (pre-TC) in China are examined and compared ...

Zhiyong Meng; Yunji Zhang

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Tropical Cyclone Damages in China 1983–2006  

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Based on damage records released by the Department of Civil Affairs of China, direct economic losses and casualties associated with tropical cyclones that made landfall over China during 1983–2006 are examined. In an average year, landfalling ...

Qiang Zhang; Qiufeng Liu; Liguang Wu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

An Overview of the China Meteorological Administration Tropical Cyclone Database  

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The China Meteorological Administration’s tropical cyclone (TC) database includes not only the best track dataset, but also TC-induced wind and precipitation data. This article summarizes the characteristics and key technical details of the CMA TC ...

Ming Ying; Wei Zhang; Hui Yu; Xiaoqin Lu; Jingxian Feng; Yongxiang Fan; Yongti Zhu; Dequan Chen

317

Some Aspects of Vortex Structure Related to Tropical Cyclone Motion  

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Some effect of tropical cyclone structure on the vortex motion are examined in a nondivergent, barotropic numerical model with no basic current. As suggested earlier by DeMaria, the initial maximum wind speed has little effect on the track. ...

Michael Fiorino; Russell L. Elsberry

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Dynamics and Boundary Layer Processes in Two Asian Cyclones  

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An explosive and nonexplosive cyclone that developed during March 1986 along the coast of Japan are analyzed to illustrate the possible interaction of moist baroclinic dynamics, boundary layer structure and surface heat and moisture fluxes in ...

Wendell A. Nuss; Shun I. Kamikawa

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

A Highly Configurable Vortex Initialization Method for Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A highly configurable vortex initialization methodology has been constructed in order to permit manipulation of the initial vortex structure in numerical models of tropical cyclones. By using distinct specifications of the flow in the boundary ...

Eric D. Rappin; David S. Nolan; Sharanya J. Majumdar

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

An Adaptive Multigrid Barotropic Tropical Cyclone Track Model  

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This paper describes the application of adaptive multigrid techniques to the problem of tropical cyclone track prediction. Based on the nondivergent barotropic vorticity equation, the model uses an adaptive multigrid method to refine the mesh ...

Scott R. Fulton

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Net Cyclonic Circulation in Large Stratified Lakes  

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This paper proposes a possible explanation for the mean cyclonic circulation in large stratified lakes The condition of no heat flux through the bottom boundary causes the isotherms to dip near the shores to intersect the sloping bottom ...

David J. Schwab; William P. O'Connor; George L. Mellor

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Tropical cyclone tracking using a neighbor enclosed area tracking algorithm  

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Tropical cyclone (TC) tracking is essential for calculating TC statistics from gridded datasets. A new method for TC tracking is presented here using neighbor enclosed area tracking (NEAT), which is based on the temporal overlap of enclosed areas ...

Yuya Satake; Masaru Inatsu; Masato Mori; Akira Hasegawa

323

NETL: Control Technology: Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector  

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Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector Under DOE-NETL sponsorship, the University of North Dakota, Energy and Environmental Research Center (UND-EERC) has developed a new concept in particulate control, called an advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC). In addition to DOE and the EERC, the project team includes W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Allied Environmental Technologies, Inc., and the Otter Tail Power Company. The AHPC utilizes both electrostatic collection and filtration in a unique geometric configuration that achieves ultrahigh particle collection with much less collection area than conventional particulate control devices. The primary technologies for state-of-the-art particulate control are fabric filters (baghouses) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). A major limitation of ESPs is that the fractional penetration of 0.1- to 1.0-µm particles is typically at least an order of magnitude greater than for 10-µm particles, so a situation exists where the particles that are of greatest health concern are collected with the lowest efficiency. Fabric filters are currently considered to be the best available control technology for fine particles, but emissions are dependent on ash properties and typically increase if the air-to-cloth (A/C) ratio is increased. In addition, many fabrics cannot withstand the rigors of high-SO2 flue gases, which are typical for bituminous fuels. Fabric filters may also have problems with bag cleanability and high pressure drop, which has resulted in conservatively designed, large, costly baghouses.

324

Thin film absorber for a solar collector  

SciTech Connect

This invention pertains to energy absorbers for solar collectors, and more particularly to high performance thin film absorbers. The solar collectors comprising the absorber of this invention overcome several problems seen in current systems, such as excessive hardware, high cost and unreliability. In the preferred form, the apparatus features a substantially rigid planar frame with a thin film window bonded to one planar side of the frame. An absorber in accordance with the present invention is comprised of two thin film layers that are sealed perimetrically. In a preferred embodiment, thin film layers are formed from a metal/plastic laminate. The layers define a fluid-tight planar envelope of large surface area to volume through which a heat transfer fluid flows. The absorber is bonded to the other planar side of the frame. The thin film construction of the absorber assures substantially full envelope wetting and thus good efficiency. The window and absorber films stress the frame adding to the overall strength of the collector.

Wilhelm, William G. (Cutchogue, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Improved Collectors for High Power Gyrotrons  

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High power gyrotrons are used for electron cyclotron heating, current drive and parasitic mode suppression in tokamaks for fusion energy research. These devices are crucial for successful operation of many research programs around the world, including the ITER program currently being constructed in France. Recent gyrotron failures resulted from cyclic fatigue of the copper material used to fabricated the collectors. The techniques used to collect the spent beam power is common in many gyrotrons produced around the world. There is serious concern that these tubes may also be at risk from cyclic fatigue. This program addresses the cause of the collector failure. The Phase I program successfully demonstrated feasibility of a mode of operation that eliminates the cyclic operation that caused the failure. It also demonstrated that new material can provide increased lifetime under cyclic operation that could increase the lifetime by more than on order of magnitude. The Phase II program will complete that research and develop a collector that eliminates the fatigue failures. Such a design would find application around the world.

R. Lawrence Ives, Amarjit Singh, Michael Read, Philipp Borchard, Jeff Neilson

2009-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

326

Evaluation of a Cyclone and Hot Gas Filter System  

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a Cyclone and a Cyclone and Hot Gas Filter System Description The Wabash River Coal Gasification Plant uses an oxygen-blown E-Gas gasifier technology, owned by ConocoPhillips, which produces fuel gas containing significant amounts of fine particulates. Currently, particulates are cleaned from the fuel gas with metal candle filters. These filters require two costly plant shut-downs per year for cleaning or replacement. During the U.S Department of Energy-supported project

327

Quantifying tropical cyclone cloud cover using Envisat retrievals – an example of a recent severe tropical cyclone, ‘Thane’  

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The eastern coast of peninsular India routinely receives the onslaught of devastating cyclonic storms. We suggest a novel method involving Envisat retrievals followed by application of the European Space Agency's ESA's Earth Observation Link Stand-Alone ...

Ishan Saini, Pranav Chandramouli, Arkayan Samaddar, Satyajit Ghosh

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Cyclone–Anticyclone Couplets over North America. Part II: Analysis of a Major Cyclone Event over the Eastern United States  

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The evolution of a major cyclone over Eastern North America in March 1971 is described. A noteworthy feature of the development, in addition to the extreme baroclinity, was the substantial thermal advection upward from the middle troposphere to ...

James S. Boyle; Lance F. Bosart

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Models of Tropical Cyclone Wind Distribution and Beta-Effect Propagation for Application to Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model of the tangential wind speed in the outer regions of tropical cyclones is proposed based on approximate conservation of angular momentum. The purpose is to derive an operationally useful model of the beta-effect propagation (BEP), which ...

Lester E. Carr III; Russell L. Elsberry

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

The Life Cycle of an Extratropical Marine Cyclone. Part I: Frontal-Cyclone Evolution and Thermodynamic Air-Sea Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying Cyclones over the Atlantic was carried out over the western North Atlantic Ocean to provide temporally continuous comprehensive datasets from which to document the life cycle of extratropical marine ...

Paul J. Neiman; M. A. Shapiro

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

New look at long-term collector performance and utilizability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A simple technique has been developed to calculate monthly collection efficiency or monthly utilizability for solar thermal flat-plate and concentrating generic collectors. It is applicable to collectors operating with a fixed fluid inlet temperature although extensions to other more generalized uses of utilizability are discussed. The heart of the technique consists of empirically determined performance maps that make possible quick evaluations of changes in collector design, geographic location and collector inlet temperature. The collector input variables are those that are commonly measured in most thermal test procedures; geographic input variables are the mean monthly temperature and K/sub T/ (the Liu and Jordan clearness factor). The method, in general, gives good results compared to long term hourly simulation. The technique also allows one to determine under what operating conditions collector performance begins to depend on site-to-site solar radiation/weather variability and what uncertainties can be expected from its use.

Evans, D.L.; Rule, T.T.; Wood, B.D.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Biomass Producer or Collector Tax Credit (Oregon) | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

or collectors of biomass. The credit can be used for eligible biomass used to produce biofuel; biomass used in facilities such as those producing electricity from anaerobic...

333

An investigation of wind loads on solar collectors. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A wind-tunnel study of a series of model solar-collector installations (flat-plate collectors) immersed in a thick turbulent shear layer was undertaken in order to determine design wind loads on such installations. Wind tunnel measurements were made of the mean and fluctuating pressures on a model of a single flat-plate collector which was a component of different multi-panel installations. The pressures were spatially integrated over the top and bottom surface of the single collector separately.

Tieleman, H.W.; Akins, R.E.; Sparks, P.R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Parabolic trough solar collectors : design for increasing efficiency.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Parabolic trough collectors are a low cost implementation of concentrated solar power technology that focuses incident sunlight onto a tube filled with a heat transfer… (more)

Figueredo, Stacy L. (Stacy Lee), 1981-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Unglazed transpired solar collector having a low thermal ...  

An unglazed transpired solar collector using solar radiation to heat incoming air for distribution, comprising an unglazed absorber formed of low thermal-conductance ...

336

Preheating Collector Bars and Cathode Blocks Prior to Rodding with ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrically heating collector bar/cathode block assemblies uses less than 15% of the energy required for propane gas burner heating. The method is quiet, ...

337

Low-cost solar collector test and evaluation. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Project was to test and evaluate a highly efficient low cost solar collector and to make this technology available to the average homeowner. The basic collector design was for use in mass production, so approximately forty collector panels were made for testing and to make it simple to be hand built. The collectors performed better than expected and written and visual material was prepared to make construction easier for a first time builder. Publicity was generated to make public aware of benefits with stories by Associated Press and in publications like Popular Science.

Benjamin, C.M.

338

Two dimensional compound parabolic concentrating collectors. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Seven different compound parabolic concentrating (CPC) collector designs were tested by the ray trace method. The comparison of the collector was performed by simulating sunlight striking the designs at various angles of the sun during the course of the day. All of the CPC solar collector designs used the same type of reflective material, Kinglux reflective aluminum, which is a highly reflective surface used in solar applications. The CPC solar collector designs were subjected to a light source consisting of one helium-neon laser. The laser, to represent the effect of sunlight on the stationary CPC solar collector, was slowly moved across the aperture opening. This is explained in detail. Mathematic equations were used to develop the different CPC solar collector designs. The different shapes for each collector design, were acquired by varying the size of the absorber tube, and also by varying the acceptance angle of the collector. The seven CPC solar collector designs were tested, and the optimal design was selected for experimental testing.

Henry, J.P.; Gamble, N.T.; Cassidy, S.A.

1983-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

339

Contoured insulation window for evacuated solar collector  

SciTech Connect

An insulating contoured window is provided for use with an enclosed chamber such as an evacuated flat plate solar heat collector with the contoured solar window being of minimum thickness and supported solely about its peripheral edge portions. The window is contoured in both its longitudinal and transverse directions, such that in its longitudinal direction the window is composed of a plurality of sinusoidal corrugations whereas in its transverse direction the peaks of such corrugations are contoured in the form of paraboloids so that the structure may withstand the forces generated thereon by the atmosphere.

Coppola, F. T.; Lentz, W. P.; Vandewoestine, R. V.

1980-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

340

Self-sealing solar collector shield  

SciTech Connect

Window structure for a solar collector shield or the like having a frame defining a row of separate window openings. A selfcontained window unit is installed in each opening. Each window unit comprises a pair of rectangular glass panes held in laterally spaced parallel relation by a peripheral window frame. A mounting frame is provided for mounting each window unit in its window opening. Each mounting frame has overlapping frame members. Adjacent side frame members of adjacent window units also overlap. The overlap is for the purpose of excluding moisture and preventing heat loss. A peripheral window seal is provided for the same purpose.

Katona, J.W.

1980-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Tensioning device for a stretched membrane collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a solar concentrating collector comprising an elastic membrane member for concentrating sunlight, a frame for holding the membrane member in plane and in tension, and a tensioning means for varying the tension of the membrane member. The tensioning means is disposed at the frame and is adapted to releasably attach the membrane member thereto. The tensioning means is also adapted to uniformly and symmetrically subject the membrane member to stretching forces such that membrane stresses produced thereby are distributed uniformly over a thickness of the membrane member and reciprocal twisting moments are substantially prevented from acting about said frame.

Murphy, Lawrence M. (Lakewood, CO)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Tensioning device for a stretched membrane collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a solar concentrating collector comprising an elestic membrane member for concentrating sunlight, a frame for holding the membrane member in plane and in tension, and a tensioning means for varying the tension of the membrane member. The tensioning means is disposed at the frame and is adapted to releasably attach the membrane member thereto. The tensioning means is also adapted to uniformly and symmetrically subject the membrane member to stretching forces such that membrane stresses produced thereby are distributed uniformly over a thickness of the membrane member and reciprocal twisting moments are substantially prevented from acting about said frame.

Murphy, L.M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Physical Mechanisms Underlying Selected Adaptive Sampling Techniques For Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to efficiently and effectively prioritize resources, adaptive observations can be targeted - using some objective criteria to estimate the potential impact an initial condition perturbation (or analysis increment) in a specific region ...

Brett T. Hoover; Chris S. Velden; Sharanya J. Majumdar

344

An investigation of wind loads on solar collectors. Appendix I - data listing for top and bottom of collector. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A wind-tunnel study of a series of model solar-collector installations (flat-plate collectors) immersed in a thick turbulent shear layout was undertaken in order to determine design wind loads on such installations. Wind tunnel measurements were made of the mean and fluctuating pressures on a model of a single flat-plate collector which was a component of different multi-panel installations. The pressures were spatially integrated over the top and bottom surface of the single collector separately.

Tieleman, H.W.; Akins, R.E.; Sparks, P.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Tropical cyclone size in observations and in radiative-convective equilibrium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone size remains an unsolved problem in tropical meteorology, yet size plays a significant role in the damage caused by tropical cyclones due to wind, storm surge, and inland freshwater flooding. This work ...

Chavas, Daniel Robert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Australian Heavy-Rain Days and Associated East Coast Cyclones: 1958–92  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present a comprehensive climatology of heavy rain and east coast cyclones from January 1958 to September 1992. A total of 80 cyclones, including nondeveloping systems, were objectively identified from daily rainfall and surface wind ...

Linda C. Hopkins; Greg J. Holland

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Effects of the Upper Flow Asymmetry on the Future Direction of Motion of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses of 200-mb streamlines indicate the existence of a confluence between a tropical cyclone’s main anticyclonic outflow channel aloft and the large-wale environmental upper flow. The confluence produces in the poleward semicircle a ...

F. A. Lajoie

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

The Influence of Airborne Doppler Radar Data Quality on Numerical Simulations of a Tropical Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of airborne Doppler radar data assimilation on improving numerical simulations of tropical cyclones (TCs) has been well recognized. However, the influence of radar data quality on the numerical simulation of tropical cyclones has not ...

Lei Zhang; Zhaoxia Pu; Wen-Chau Lee; Qingyun Zhao

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Characteristics of Landfalling Tropical Cyclones in the United States and Mexico: Climatology and Interannual Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The climatology and interannual variability of landfalling tropical cyclones and their impacts on precipitation in the continental United States and Mexico are examined. The analysis is based on National Hurricane Center 6-hourly tropical cyclone ...

Joshua Larson; Yaping Zhou; R. Wayne Higgins

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Objective Guidance for Use in Setting Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Defense uses a Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TC-CORs) system to prepare bases and evacuate assets and personnel in advance of adverse weather associated with tropical cyclones (TCs). TC-CORs are recommended by weather ...

Charles R. Sampson; Andrea B. Schumacher; John A. Knaff; Mark DeMaria; Edward M. Fukada; Chris A. Sisko; David P. Roberts; Katherine A. Winters; Harold M. Wilson

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Composite Analysis of Winter Cyclones in a GCM: Influence on Climatological Humidity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of midlatitude baroclinic cyclones in maintaining the extratropical winter distribution of water vapor in an operational global climate model is investigated. A cyclone identification and tracking algorithm is used to compare the ...

Mike Bauer; Anthony D. Del Genio

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Propagation of a Tropical Cyclone in a Meridionally Varying Zonal Flow: An Energetics Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone propagation (the beta drift) is driven by a secondary circulation associated with axially asymmetric gyres (beta gyres) in the vicinity of the cyclone center. In the presence of the beta effect, the environmental flow may ...

Bin Wang; Xiaofan Li

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Intensity to Ventilation in an Axisymmetric Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The sensitivity of tropical cyclone intensity to ventilation of cooler, drier air into the inner core is examined using an axisymmetric tropical cyclone model with parameterized ventilation. Sufficiently strong ventilation ...

Tang, Brian

354

Analysis of north atlantic tropical cyclone intensify change using data mining  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones (TC), especially when their intensity reaches hurricane scale, can become a costly natural hazard. Accurate prediction of tropical cyclone intensity is very difficult because of inadequate observations on TC structures, poor ...

Jiang Tang / Ruixin Yang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Mining geophysical parameters through decision-tree analysis to determine correlation with tropical cyclone development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Correlations between geophysical parameters and tropical cyclones are essential in understanding and predicting the formation of tropical cyclones. Previous studies show that sea surface temperature and vertical wind shear significantly influence the ... Keywords: Data mining, Hurricane, Natural disaster, Prediction

Wenwen Li; Chaowei Yang; Donglian Sun

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

A Composite Study of the Interactions between Tropical Cyclones and Upper-Tropospheric Troughs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to understand how interactions with upper-tropospheric troughs affect the intensity of tropical cyclones. The study includes all named Atlantic tropical cyclones between 1985 and 1996. To minimize other factors ...

Deborah Hanley; John Molinari; Daniel Keyser

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Assimilation of Tropical Cyclone Track and Structure Based on the Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new tropical cyclone vortex initialization method based on the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) is proposed in this study. Three observed parameters that are related to the tropical cyclone (TC) track and structure—center position, velocity of ...

Chun-Chieh Wu; Guo-Yuan Lien; Jan-Huey Chen; Fuqing Zhang

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Application of Airborne Passive Microwave Observations for Monitoring Inland Flooding Caused by Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inland flooding from tropical cyclones is a significant factor in storm-related deaths in the United States and other countries, with the majority of tropical cyclone fatalities recorded in the United States resulting from freshwater flooding. ...

Courtney D. Buckley; Robbie E. Hood; Frank J. LaFontaine

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Projection of Tropical Cyclones on Wavenumber–Frequency-Filtered Equatorial Waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of localized convection associated with tropical cyclones (TCs) on activity ascribed to equatorial waves is estimated. An algorithm is used to remove outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) signal in the vicinity of observed tropical cyclones,...

Anantha Aiyyer; Ademe Mekonnen; Carl J. Schreck III

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Evaluation of Wave Forecasts Consistent with Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Wind Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An algorithm to generate wave fields consistent with forecasts from the official U.S. tropical cyclone forecast centers has been made available in near–real time to forecasters since summer 2007. The algorithm removes the tropical cyclone from ...

Charles R. Sampson; Paul A. Wittmann; Efren A. Serra; Hendrik L. Tolman; Jessica Schauer; Timothy Marchok

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

The Dynamics of an Explosively Developing Cyclone Simulated by a General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The synoptic structure and dynamics of an explosively developing winter extratropical cyclone simulated by NCAR’s CCM2 general circulation model is examined and compared with cyclones that have developed explosively in nature. The primary ...

Karen D. Walthorn; Phillip J. Smith

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Australian East-Coast Cyclones. Part I: Synoptic Overview and Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The meteorological conditions for the development of Australian east-coast cyclones are described. The main synoptic precursor is a trough (or “dip”) in the easterly wind regime over eastern Australia. The cyclones are a mesoscale development ...

Greg J. Holland; Amanda H. Lynch; Lance M. Leslie

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

A Modified Approach to Initialize an Idealized Extratropical Cyclone within a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique for initializing realistic idealized extratropical cyclones for short-term (0–72 h) numerical simulations is described. The approach modifies select methods from two previous studies to provide more control over the initial cyclone ...

Joseph B. Olson; Brian A. Colle

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

A Cyclone Phase Space Derived from Thermal Wind and Thermal Asymmetry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An objectively defined three-dimensional cyclone phase space is proposed and explored. Cyclone phase is described using the parameters of storm-motion-relative thickness asymmetry (symmetric/nonfrontal versus asymmetric/frontal) and vertical ...

Robert E. Hart

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Parameter spaces of environmental fields responsible for cyclone development from tropics to extratropics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Objective cyclone tracking applied to a 30-year reanalysis dataset shows that cyclone development in the summer and autumn seasons is active in the tropics and extratropics and inactive in the subtropics. To understand this geographically bimodal ...

Wataru Yanase; Hiroshi Niino; Kevin Hodges; Naoko Kitabatake

366

Formation and Quasi-Periodic Behavior of Outer Spiral Rainbands in a Numerically Simulated Tropical Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The formation and quasi-periodic behavior of outer spiral rainbands in a tropical cyclone simulated in the cloud-resolving tropical cyclone model version 4 (TCM4) are analyzed. The outer spiral rainbands in the simulation are preferably initiated ...

Qingqing Li; Yuqing Wang

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

A Technique for Detecting a Tropical Cyclone Center Using a Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A ground-based Doppler radar technique is developed for detecting a tropical cyclone center position. Accurate determination of the cyclone center position, based on Doppler velocity measurements, will become essential for the issuance of ...

Vincent T. Wood

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Environmental Conditions Prior to Formation of a Midget Tropical Cyclone during TCM-93  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During a 10-day period in the Tropical Cyclone Motion (TCM-93) field experiment over the tropical western North Pacific, tropical cyclone formation occurred in association with persistent deep convection that was observed over low-level, north-...

Patrick A. Harr; Michael S. Kalafsky; Russell L. Elsberry

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Mean Southern Hemisphere Extratropical Cyclone Behavior in the 40-Year NCEP–NCAR Reanalysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new climatology of Southern Hemisphere (SH) extratropical cyclones. This has been compiled by applying a state-of-the-art cyclone tracking scheme to the 6-hourly National Centers for Environmental Prediction–National Center ...

Ian Simmonds; Kevin Keay

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Global Distribution of Hot Towers in Tropical Cyclones Based on 11-Yr TRMM Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global distribution of hot towers in tropical cyclones (TCs) is statistically quantified using an 11-yr Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Feature (TCPF) database. From 6003 individual TRMM overpasses of 869 ...

Cheng Tao; Haiyan Jiang

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

How Does the Boundary Layer Contribute to Eyewall Replacement Cycles in Axisymmetric Tropical Cyclones?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three diagnostic models of the axisymmetric tropical cyclone boundary layer, with different levels of approximation, are applied to the problem of tropical cyclones with concentric eyewalls. The outer eyewall is shown to have an inherently ...

Jeffrey D. Kepert

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

How does the boundary layer contribute to eyewall replacement cycles in axisymmetric tropical cyclones?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three diagnostic models of the axisymmetric tropical cyclone boundary layer, with different levels of approximation, are applied to the problem of tropical cyclones with concentric eyewalls. The outer eyewall is shown to have an inherently ...

Jeffrey D. Kepert

373

On the Potential Use of Satellite Sounder Data in Forecasting Tropical Cyclone Motion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although many prediction schemes are available, tropical cyclone track forecast errors are still unacceptably large. A primary difficulty is that tropical cyclones and their environments are poorly observed by conventional data networks. ...

Stanley Q. Kidder; Kae Shyu

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Quantifying Surface Energy Fluxes in the Vicinity of Inland-Tracking Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones (TCs) typically weaken or transition to extratropical cyclones after making landfall. However, there are cases of TCs maintaining warm-core structures and intensifying inland unexpectedly, referred to as TC maintenance or ...

Theresa K. Andersen; David E. Radcliffe; J. Marshall Shepherd

375

The Life Cycle of an Extratropical Marine Cyclone. Part II: Mesoscale Structure and Diagnostics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second of two articles describing the evolving structure and selected physical processes within an intense extratropical marine cyclone observed during the Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying Cyclones over the Atlantic (ERICA) field ...

Paul J. Neiman; M. A. Shapiro; L. S. Fedor

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

The Impact of Ice Phase Cloud Parameterizations on Tropical Cyclone Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of ice phase cloud microphysical processes on prediction of tropical cyclone environment is examined for two microphysical parameterizations using the Coupled Ocean / Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System –Tropical Cyclone model. An ...

Yi Jin; Shouping Wang; Jason Nachamkin; James D. Doyle; Gregory Thompson; Louis Grasso; Teddy Holt; Jon Moskaitis; Hao Jin; Richard M. Hodur; Qingyun Zhao; Ming Liu; Mark DeMaria

377

The Relationship between Satellite Measured Convective Bursts and Tropical Cyclone Intensification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship between the mean temperature of the top of the cloud canopies and the future maximum winds of Atlantic Ocean tropical cyclones is analyzed. The area-average cloud top temperatures from 309 observations of 12 tropical cyclones ...

Joseph Steranka; Edward B. Rodgers; R. Cecil Gentry

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

The Impact of Observational Technology on Climate Database Quality: Tropical Cyclones in the Tasman Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recorded climatology of tropical cyclones that affect the Tasman Sea spans the period from 1911 to the present. This climatology is a subset of the much larger Australian Tropical Cyclone database, which is the official record of all tropical ...

Bruce W. Buckley; Lance M. Leslie; Milton S. Speer

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Synthetic Aperture Radar as a Tool for Investigating Polar Mesoscale Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polar mesoscale cyclones are intense vortices that form in cold, marine air masses poleward of major jet streams and frontal zones. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) should be considered as a potential tool for the study of polar mesoscale cyclones ...

Todd D. Sikora; Karen S. Friedman; William G. Pichel; Pablo Clemente-Colón

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Multiseason Lead Forecast of the North Atlantic Power Dissipation Index (PDI) and Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By considering the intensity, duration, and frequency of tropical cyclones, the power dissipation index (PDI) and accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) are concise metrics routinely used to assess tropical storm activity. This study focuses on the ...

Gabriele Villarini; Gabriel A. Vecchi

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Intensity to Ventilation in an Axisymmetric Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of tropical cyclone intensity to ventilation of cooler, drier air into the inner core is examined using an axisymmetric tropical cyclone model with parameterized ventilation. Sufficiently strong ventilation induces cooling of the ...

Brian Tang; Kerry Emanuel

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Modeling Return Periods of Tropical Cyclone Intensities in the Vicinity of Hawaii  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones in the vicinity of Hawaii have resulted in great property damage. An estimate of the return periods of tropical cyclone intensities is of particular interest to governments, public interest groups, and private sectors.

Pao-Shin Chu; Jianxin Wang

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change before U.S. Gulf Coast Landfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone intensity change remains a forecasting challenge with important implications for such vulnerable areas as the U.S. coast along the Gulf of Mexico. Analysis of 1979–2008 Gulf tropical cyclones during their final two days before ...

Edward N. Rappaport; James L. Franklin; Andrea B. Schumacher; Mark DeMaria; Lynn K. Shay; Ethan J. Gibney

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Comparing cyclone life cycle characteristics and their interannual variability in different reanalyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of Northern Hemisphere extratropical cyclone activity were compared for five concurrent reanalyses (NCEP-DOE, JRA-25, ERA-Interim, MERRA and NCEP-CFSR) for the period 1979-2010 using a single cyclone tracking algorithm. The total ...

Natalia Tilinina; Sergey K. Gulev; Irina Rudeva; Peter Koltermann

385

A Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Climatology and Linkages to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The new South Pacific Enhanced Archive for Tropical Cyclones (SPEArTC) dataset provides an opportunity to develop a more complete climatology of tropical cyclones (TCs) in the southwest Pacific. Here, spatial patterns and characteristics of TCs ...

Howard J. Diamond; Andrew M. Lorrey; James A. Renwick

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

The Frontal Structure of an Explosive Oceanic Cyclone: Airbone Radar Observations of ERICA IOP 4  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observation taken during the Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying Cyclones over the Atlantic (ERICA) have permitted analyses of explosive oceanic cyclogenesis of unprecedented detail. The most intense of the cyclones that occurred during this ...

Roger M. Wakimoto; Warren Blier; Chinghwang Liu

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

A Diagnosis of a Model-Simulated Explosively Developing Extratropical Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines a simulation of the explosive development phase of the ERICA IOP 4 extratropical cyclone case obtained from the 70-km Limited Area Mesoscale Prediction System. A detailed diagnosis of the simulated cyclone is performed using ...

Robert L. M. Rausch; Phillip J. Smith

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Size Changes over the Life of Sea Level Cyclones in the NCEP Reanalysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the extent to which sea level pressure cyclones change size as they develop. A state-of-the-art cyclone tracking scheme has been applied to the global “reanalyses” produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction ...

Ian Simmonds

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Projected Increases in North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Intensity from CMIP5 Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones—particularly intense ones—are a hazard to life and property, so an assessment of the changes in North Atlantic tropical cyclone intensity has important socioeconomic implications. In this study, the authors focus on the ...

Gabriele Villarini; Gabriel A. Vecchi

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Tropical-Cyclone Forecasting: A Worldwide Summary of Techniques and Verification Statistics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Questionnaire replies from forecasters in 16 tropical-cyclone warming centers are summarized to provide an overview of the current state of the science in tropical-cyclone analysis and forecasting. Information is tabulated on the data sources and ...

John L. McBride; Greg J. Holland

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Observation-Based Estimates of Surface Cooling Inhibition by Heavy Rainfall under Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclones drive intense ocean vertical mixing that explains most of the surface cooling observed in their wake (the “cold wake”). In this paper, the authors investigate the influence of cyclonic rainfall on the cold wake at a global scale ...

Nicolas C. Jourdain; Matthieu Lengaigne; Jérome Vialard; Gurvan Madec; Christophe E. Menkes; Emmanuel M. Vincent; Swen Jullien; Bernard Barnier

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Modeling Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Fiji Region as a Binary Classification Problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a binary classification model for the prediction of tropical cyclone (TC) activity in the Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga regions (the FST region) using the accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) as a proxy of TC activity. A probit regression ...

Savin S. Chand; Kevin J. E. Walsh

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

A Bayesian Regression Approach to Seasonal Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Affecting the Fiji Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents seasonal prediction schemes for tropical cyclones (TCs) affecting the Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga (FST) region. Two separate Bayesian regression models are developed: (i) for cyclones forming within the FST region (FORM) and (ii) ...

Savin S. Chand; Kevin J. E. Walsh; Johnny C. L. Chan

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Tropical Cyclone Track Characteristics as a Function of Large-Scale Circulation Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Factors that contribute to intraseasonal variability in western North Pacific tropical cyclone track types are investigated. It is hypothesized that the 700-mb large-scale circulation can affect tropical cyclone track characteristics by enhancing ...

Patrick A. Harr; Russell L. Elsberry

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

How Do Outer Spiral Rainbands Affect Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A long-standing issue on how outer spiral rainbands affect the structure and intensity of tropical cyclones is studied through a series of numerical experiments using the cloud-resolving tropical cyclone model TCM4. Because diabatic heating due ...

Yuqing Wang

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

The Impact of the Appalachian Mountains on Cyclonic Weather Systems. Part I: A Climatology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A climatological study of cold fronts and cyclones crossing the Appalachian Mountains from the west through northwest has been performed. A sample size of 50 fronts and 40 cyclones was derived from the seven winter seasons (December through March)...

Christopher O'Handley; Lance F. Bosart

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Observed Changes in Cyclone Activity in Canada and Their Relationships to Major Circulation Regimes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study assessed the climate and trend of cyclone activity in Canada using mainly the occurrence frequency of cyclone deepening events and deepening rates, which were derived from hourly mean sea level pressure data observed at 83 Canadian ...

Xiaolan L. Wang; H. Wan; Val R. Swail

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Regional Observations during the Landfall of Tropical Cyclone Juliette (2001) in Baja California, Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an observational analysis of tropical cyclone landfall over the eastern Pacific Ocean. The tropical cyclone that developed during the 2001 season off the Mexican coast was named Juliette and made landfall in the Baja ...

Luis M. Farfán

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Evolution of Low-Level Angular Momentum in the 2 June 1995 Dimmitt, Texas, Tornado Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The life cycle of the 2 June 1995 Dimmitt, Texas, tornado cyclone, observed during the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX), is described. The tornado cyclone here is defined as a significantly axisymmetric ...

Erik N. Rasmussen; Jerry M. Straka

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

A Satellite Observational and Numerical Study of Precipitation Characteristics in Western North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) observations were used to examine the spatial and temporal changes of the precipitation characteristics of tropical cyclones. SSM/I observations were also combined with the results of a tropical cyclone ...

Edward B. Rodgers; Simon W. Chang; Harold F. Pierce

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Cyclone Performance for Reducing Biochar Concentrations in Syngas  

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Cotton gins have a readily available supply of biomass that is a by-product of cotton ginning. A 40 bph - cotton gin processing stripped cotton must manage 2,600 to 20,000 tonnes of cotton gin trash (CGT) annually. CGT contains approximately 16.3 MJ/kg (7000 Btu/lb.). CGT has the potential to serve as a renewable energy source. Gasification of biomasses such as CGT can offer processing facilities the opportunity to transform their waste biomass into electricity. The gasification of CGT yields 80% synthesis gas (syngas) and 20% biochar. The concentration of biochar in the syngas needs to be reduced prior to the direct fueling of an internal combustion engine driving a generator for electricity production. It was estimated that direct fueling of an internal combustion engine with syngas to drive the generator to produce electricity would cost $1M per megawatt (MW). In contrast, a 1MW system that consists of a boiler and steam turbine would cost $2M/MW. The current provisional patent for the TAMU fluidized bed gasification (FBG) unit uses a 1D2D and 1D3D cyclone for the removal of biochar. A cyclone test stand was designed and constructed to evaluate cyclone capture efficiencies of biochar. A statistical experiment design was used to evaluate cyclone performances for varying concentrations of biochar. A total of 24 tests for the 1D2D and 36 tests for the 1D3D cyclone were conducted at ambient conditions. Average collection efficiency for the 1D2D cyclone was 96.6% and 96.9% for the 1D3D cyclone. An analysis on the cyclone’s pressure drop was performed to compare the change in pressure drop from air only passing through the cyclone and when the cyclones are loaded with biochar. The average change in pressure drop for the 1D2D cyclone was a decrease of 74%, and the average change in pressure drop for the 1D3D cyclone was a decrease of 36%. An economic feasibility study was conducted to determine the price per kWh to produce electricity for a CGT fueled internal combustion engine power plant (ICPP) and a boiler and steam turbine power plant (SPP). The simulated cotton gin is a 40 bph rated facility operating for 2,000 hours a season (200% utilization) processing stripped cotton that yields approximately 180 kg/bale (400 lbs/bale) of CGT. Revenues consist of the electricity and natural gas expenses incurred during the ginning season, along with the extra electricity produced and sold back to the utility company at the whole price. Loan payments and operating costs include labor, maintenance, taxes, and insurance. Labor costs, the selling price of electricity and biochar are varied in the economic model. The ICPP has a NPV of $1,480,000, and the SPP has a NPV of -$160,000, under the base assumptions. The sensitivity analysis resulted in the selling price of electricity as having the largest change on the NPV for both of the power plants. The average predicted purchase price of electricity is $0.10/kWh for the twenty year simulation. The average price to produce electricity, with no source of revenue generation for the ICPP is $0.20/kWh and $0.26/kWh for the SPP.

Saucier, David Shane

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Combined current collector and electrode separator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This relates to reactive metal cells wherein there is a cathode and a consumable anode. It is necessary to separate the cathode from the anode so that an electrolyte may constantly flow over the face of the anode opposing the cathode. It has been found that this separator may also beneficially function as a current collector. The combined current collector and separator includes a peripheral supporting frame of which a portion may function as a bus-bar. A plurality of bars or ribs extend in parallel relation across the opening defined by the supporting frame and are electrically connected to the bus-bar portion. It is preferred that each bar or rib have a pointed or line edge which will engage and slightly bite into the associated anode to maintain the bar or rib in electrical contact with the anode. This abstract forms no part of the specification of this application and is not to be construed as limiting the claims of the application. 6 figs.

Gerenser, R.J.; Littauer, E.L.

1983-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

403

Design and Calibration of a High Volume Fogwater Collector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An inertial impactor is described that is designed to actively collect fog droplets from a flowing airstream. This collector samples 60 liters of air per second with a theoretical d50 currently set at 8 ?m. Collector performance was assessed by ...

Gerald Pade; David Covert; Timothy Larson

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Performance Prediction of Solar Collectors Using Artificial Neural Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new approach based on artificial neural network (ANN) was developed in this study to determine the performance of solar collectors. The experiments were performed under the meteorological conditions of Beijing. Performance parameters obtained from ... Keywords: ANN, solar collector, performance prediction

Hui Xie; Li Liu; Fei Ma; Huifang Fan

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Application of glass technology to novel solar energy collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Various compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) configurations are discussed, and the application of glass technology to CPC designs is discussed. CPC designs with flat absorbers, cylindrical absorbers, evacuated receivers, and evacuated tube receivers are considered. Also a floodlamp collector concept and a fluorescent tube collector concept are discussed. (WHK)

Reed, K A

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A new parabolic trough solar collector P. Kohlenbach1  

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) power generation system. The parabolic trough collectors have been installed in the National Solar-selective paint. The absorber operates in a 50mm non-evacuated glass tube to minimize convection losses. Thermal and power generation (CHP), CSIRO has built a solar thermal parabolic trough collector field which

407

Yearly average performance of the principal solar collector types  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of hour-by-hour simulations for 26 meteorological stations are used to derive universal correlations for the yearly total energy that can be delivered by the principal solar collector types: flat plate, evacuated tubes, CPC, single- and dual-axis tracking collectors, and central receiver. The correlations are first- and second-order polynomials in yearly average insolation, latitude, and threshold (= heat loss/optical efficiency). With these correlations, the yearly collectible energy can be found by multiplying the coordinates of a single graph by the collector parameters, which reproduces the results of hour-by-hour simulations with an accuracy (rms error) of 2% for flat plates and 2% to 4% for concentrators. This method can be applied to collectors that operate year-around in such a way that no collected energy is discarded, including photovoltaic systems, solar-augmented industrial process heat systems, and solar thermal power systems. The method is also recommended for rating collectors of different type or manufacturer by yearly average performance, evaluating the effects of collector degradation, the benefits of collector cleaning, and the gains from collector improvements (due to enhanced optical efficiency or decreased heat loss per absorber surface). For most of these applications, the method is accurate enough to replace a system simulation.

Rabl, A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A Linear Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Performance Model  

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A performance model has been programmed for solar thermal collector based on a linear, tracking parabolic trough reflector focused on a surface-treated metallic pipe receiver enclosed in an evacuated transparent tube: a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector (PTSC). This steady state, single dimensional model comprises the fundamental radiative and convective heat transfer and mass and energy balance relations programmed in the Engineering Equation Solver, EES. It considers the effects of solar intensity and incident angle, collector dimensions, material properties, fluid properties, ambient conditions, and operating conditions on the performance of the collector: the PTSC. Typical performance calculations show that when hot-water at 165C flows through a 6m by 2.3m PTSC with 900 w/m^2 solar insulation and 0 incident angle, the estimated collector efficiency is about 55% The model predictions will be confirmed by the operation of PTSCs now being installed at Carnegie Mellon.

Qu, M.; Archer, D.; Masson, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Test results, Industrial Solar Technology parabolic trough solar collector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories and Industrial Solar Technology are cost-sharing development of advanced parabolic trough technology. As part of this effort, several configurations of an IST solar collector were tested to determine the collector efficiency and thermal losses with black chrome and black nickel receiver selective coatings, combined with aluminized film and silver film reflectors, using standard Pyrex{reg_sign} and anti-reflective coated Pyrex{reg_sign} glass receiver envelopes. The development effort has been successful, producing an advanced collector with 77% optical efficiency, using silver-film reflectors, a black nickel receiver coating, and a solgel anti-reflective glass receiver envelope. For each receiver configuration, performance equations were empirically derived relating collector efficiency and thermal losses to the operating temperature. Finally, equations were derived showing collector performance as a function of input insolation value, incident angle, and operating temperature.

Dudley, V.E. [EG and G MSI, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Evans, L.R.; Matthews, C.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Efficiency of a solar collector with internal boiling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The behavior of a solar collector with a boiling fluid is analyzed to provide a simple algebraic model for future systems simulations, and to provide guidance for testing. The efficiency equation is developed in a form linear in the difference between inlet and saturation (boiling) temperatures, whereas the expression upon which ASHRAE Standard 109P is based utilizes the difference between inlet and ambient temperatures. The coefficient of the revised linear term is a weak function of collector parameters, weather, and subcooling of the working fluid. For a glazed flat-plate collector with metal absorber, the coefficient is effectively constant. Therefore, testing at multiple values of insolation and subcooling, as specified by ASHRAE 109P, should not be necessary for most collectors. The influences of collector properties and operating conditions on efficiency are examined.

Neeper, D.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Efficiency of a solar collector with internal boiling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The behavior of a solar collector with a boiling fluid is analyzed to provide a simple algebraic model for future systems simulations, and to provide guidance for testing. The efficiency equation is developed in a form linear in the difference between inlet and saturation (boiling) temperatures, whereas the expression upon which ASHRAE Standard 109P is based utilizes the difference between inlet and ambient temperatures. The coefficient of the revised linear term is a week function of collector parameters, weather, and subcooling of the working fluid. For a glazed flat-plate collector with metal absorber, the coefficient is effectively constant. Therefore, testing at multiple values of insolation and subcooling, as specified by ASHRAE 109P, should not be necessary for most collectors. The influences of collector properties and operating conditions on efficiency are examined.

Neeper, D.A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

An Optical Characterization Technique for Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors Using Images of the Absorber Reection.  

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?? As the concentrating solar power industry competes to develop a less-expensive parabolic trough collector, assurance is needed that new parabolic trough collectors maintain accurate… (more)

Owkes, Jeanmarie Kathleen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Thermal and Electrical Performance Evaluation of PV/T Collectors in UAE.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Photovoltaic Thermal/Hybrid collectors are an emerging technology that combines PV and solar thermal collectors by producing heat and electricity simultaneously. In this paper, thermal… (more)

Kaya, Mustafa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Table 10.6 Solar Thermal Collector Shipments by Type, Price, and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

1 Low-temperature collectors are solar thermal collectors that generally operate at temperatures below 110 ° F. 6 No data are available for 1985. 2 Medium ...

415

Glass heat pipe evacuated tube solar collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A glass heat pipe is adapted for use as a solar energy absorber in an evacuated tube solar collector and for transferring the absorbed solar energy to a working fluid medium or heat sink for storage or practical use. A capillary wick is formed of granular glass particles fused together by heat on the inside surface of the heat pipe with a water glass binder solution to enhance capillary drive distribution of the thermal transfer fluid in the heat pipe throughout the entire inside surface of the evaporator portion of the heat pipe. Selective coatings are used on the heat pipe surface to maximize solar absorption and minimize energy radiation, and the glass wick can alternatively be fabricated with granular particles of black glass or obsidian.

McConnell, Robert D. (Lakewood, CO); Vansant, James H. (Tracy, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Alignment method for solar collector arrays  

SciTech Connect

The present invention is directed to an improved method for establishing camera fixture location for aligning mirrors on a solar collector array (SCA) comprising multiple mirror modules. The method aligns the mirrors on a module by comparing the location of the receiver image in photographs with the predicted theoretical receiver image location. To accurately align an entire SCA, a common reference is used for all of the individual module images within the SCA. The improved method can use relative pixel location information in digital photographs along with alignment fixture inclinometer data to calculate relative locations of the fixture between modules. The absolute locations are determined by minimizing alignment asymmetry for the SCA. The method inherently aligns all of the mirrors in an SCA to the receiver, even with receiver position and module-to-module alignment errors.

Driver, Jr., Richard B

2012-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

417

SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems  

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Collectors R&D for CSP Systems to Collectors R&D for CSP Systems to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Collectors R&D for CSP Systems on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Collectors Receivers Power Block Thermal Storage Systems Analysis Competitive Awards Staff Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Collectors R&D for CSP Systems Collectors-whether for trough, tower (heliostat), linear Fresnel or dish

418

State of the Science: Radar View of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar played an important role in studies of tropical cyclones since it was developed in the 1940s. In the last 15 years, technological improvements such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) WP-3D tail airborne ...

Frank D. Marks Jr.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Cyclone Tracking in Different Spatial and Temporal Resolutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The quality of cyclone tracks associated with model output of various resolutions is determined using a high-resolution dataset (1.125° × 1.125°, 2 h) mapped to different spatial (triangular truncations, T21, T42, T63, T84) and temporal ...

R. Blender; M. Schubert

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

An Objective Cyclone Climatology for the Southern Hemisphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An objective method is developed and used to derive a climatology of centers of cyclonic vorticity for the Southern Hemisphere, based on twice-daily European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) 1000-hPa analyses during 1980–86. ...

Mark R. Sinclair

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

The Detection of Flow Asymmetries in the Tropical Cyclone Environment  

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Data from a numerical simulation of a moving barotropic vortex on a sphere with 10-km resolution are used to assess the ability of a state-of-the-art objective analysis scheme to detect certain large-scale tropical cyclone asymmetries, the so-...

Michael J. Reeder; Roger K. Smith; Stephen J. Lord

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

NETL: Advanced NOx Emissions Control: Control Technology - ALTA for Cyclone  

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Full-Scale Demonstration of ALTA NOx Control for Cyclone-Fired Boilers Full-Scale Demonstration of ALTA NOx Control for Cyclone-Fired Boilers The primary goal of this project was to evaluate a technology called advanced layered technology application (ALTA) as a means to achieve NOx emissions below 0.15 lb/MMBtu in a cyclone boiler. Reaction Engineering International (REI) conducted field testing and combustion modeling to refine the process design, define the optimum technology parameters, and assess system performance. The ALTA NOx control technology combines deep staging from overfire air, rich reagent injection (RRI), and selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR). Field testing was conducted during May-June 2005 at AmerenUE's Sioux Station Unit 1, a 500 MW cyclone boiler unit that typically burns an 80/20 blend of Powder River Basin subbituminous coal and Illinois No. 6 bituminous coal. Parametric testing was also conducted with 60/40 and 0/100 blends. The testing also evaluated process impacts on balance-of-plant issues such as the amount of unburned carbon in the ash, slag tapping, waterwall corrosion, ammonia slip, and heat distribution.

423

Automatic Template Matching Method for Tropical Cyclone Eye Fix  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A time-honored way of finding, or fixing, the center of a tropical cyclone (TC) is to overlay templates of spirals onto a printout of radar or satellite image. Modern methods, however, mostly focus on wind field analysis, or other motion vector techniques. ...

Wong Ka Yan; Yip Chi Lap; Li Ping Wah; Tsang Wai Wan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Statistical Tropical Cyclone Wind Radii Prediction Using Climatology and Persistence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An operational model used to predict tropical cyclone wind structure in terms of significant wind radii (i.e., 34-, 50-, and 64-kt wind radii, where 1 kt = 0.52 m s?1) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Hurricane ...

John A. Knaff; Charles R. Sampson; Mark DeMaria; Timothy P. Marchok; James M. Gross; Colin J. McAdie

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A QuikSCAT climatology of tropical cyclone size  

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QuikSCAT data of near-surface wind vectors for the years 1999–2008 are used to create a climatology of tropical cyclone (TC) size, defined as the radius of vanishing winds. The azimuthally-averaged radius of 12 ms?1 [ms ...

Chavas, Daniel Robert

426

A Simple Seasonal Forecast Update of Tropical Cyclone Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple method based on the cumulative number of tropical cyclones (TCs) up to a given month in the early season is proposed to update the seasonal prediction of the annual number of TCs in a given ocean basin. For the western North Pacific, if ...

Johnny C. L. Chan

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

On the Decay of Tropical Cyclone Winds Crossing Narrow Landmasses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is developed to adjust the Kaplan and DeMaria tropical cyclone inland wind decay model for storms that move over narrow landmasses. The basic assumption that the wind speed decay rate after landfall is proportional to the wind speed is ...

Mark DeMaria; John A. Knaff; John Kaplan

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Sensitivity of Model Simulations for a Coastal Cyclone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A nested global, limited-area model was used to predict the President's Day cyclone of 18-19 February 1979. Both a low (150 km) and a high (50 km) horizontal resolution version were used. The model has full physics with a planetary boundary ...

Isidoro Orlanski; Jack J. Katzfey

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

A Simulation Study of the Landfall of Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By use of a triply nested, movable mesh model, several ideal simulations OF tropical Cyclone landfall were performed for a strong zonal flow of 10 m s-1. The integration domain was a 37 × 45° channel with the innermost mesh having a 22 × 22 ...

Robert E. Tuleya; Morris A. Bender; Yoshio Kurihara

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Tropical Cyclone– and Monsoon-Induced Rainfall Variability in Taiwan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the interannual variability of tropical cyclone (TC)- and monsoon-induced rainfall (P) in Taiwan during July–September for the period 1950–2002. To examine the relative effects of TCs and monsoons, local rainfall in Taiwan ...

Jau-Ming Chen; Tim Li; Ching-Feng Shih

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A Test of Convective Parameterizations in a Tropical Cyclone Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years a number of different methods have been proposed for the inclusion of the effects of cumuli in numerical models of tropical cyclones. In this paper several of the Kuo-type parameterizations have been tested by simulating the ...

Jay S. Hobgood; John N. Rayner

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Recurving Tropical Cyclones: Singular Vector Sensitivity and Downstream Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Singular vectors (SVs) are used to study the sensitivity of 2-day forecasts of recurving tropical cyclones (TCs) in the western North Pacific to changes in the initial state. The SVs are calculated using the tangent and adjoint models of the Navy ...

Carolyn A. Reynolds; Melinda S. Peng; Jan-Huey Chen

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

An Objective Satellite-Based Tropical Cyclone Size Climatology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Storm-centered infrared (IR) imagery of tropical cyclones (TCs) is related to the 850-hPa mean tangential wind at a radius of 500 km (V500) calculated from six-hourly global numerical analyses for North Atlantic and eastern North Pacific TCs 1995-...

John A. Knaff; Scott P. Longmore; Debra A. Molenar

434

Effect of Beta Shear on Simulated Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through cloud-resolving simulations, this study examines the effect of ? on the evolution of tropical cyclones (TCs). It is found that the TC simulated on a ? plane with variable Coriolis parameter f is weaker in intensity but larger in size and ...

Juan Fang; Fuqing Zhang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Cyclone reactor with internal separation and axial recirculation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cyclone combustor apparatus contains a circular partition plate containing a central circular aperture. The partition plate divides the apparatus into a cylindrical precombustor chamber and a combustor chamber. A coal-water slurry is passed axially into the inlet end of the precombustor chamber, and primary air is passed tangentially into said chamber to establish a cyclonic air flow. Combustion products pass through the partition plate aperture and into the combustor chamber. Secondary air may also be passed tangentially into the combustor chamber adjacent the partition plate to maintain the cyclonic flow. Flue gas is passed axially out of the combustor chamber at the outlet end and ash is withdrawn tangentially from the combuston chamber at the outlet end. A first mixture of flue gas and ash may be tangentially withdrawn from the combustor chamber at the outlet end and recirculated to the axial inlet of the precombustor chamber with the coal-water slurry. A second mixture of flue gas and ash may be tangentially withdrawn from the outlet end of the combustor chamber and passed to a heat exchanger for cooling. Cooled second mixture is then recirculated to the axial inlet of the precombustor chamber. In another embodiment a single cyclone combustor chamber is provided with both the recirculation streams of the first mixture and the second mixture.

Becker, Frederick E. (Reading, MA); Smolensky, Leo A. (Concord, MA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Tropical Cyclone Destructive Potential by Integrated Kinetic Energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropical cyclone damage potential, as currently defined by the Saffir–Simpson scale and the maximum sustained surface wind speed in the storm, fails to consider the area impact of winds likely to force surge and waves or cause particular levels ...

Mark D. Powell; Timothy A. Reinhold

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Self-Adapting Analog Ensemble Predictions of Tropical Cyclone Tracks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analog model is used to predict the tropical cyclone tracks in the Atlantic and east Pacific basins. The model is self-adapting in its search of ensembles of optimal historic analogs by creating a norm that minimizes the forecast error ...

Oliver Sievers; Klaus Fraedrich; Christoph C. Raible

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Upper Oceanic Energy Response to Tropical Cyclone Passage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The upper oceanic temporal response to tropical cyclone (TC) passage is investigated using a 6-yr daily record of data-driven analyses of two measures of upper ocean energy content based on the U.S. Navy’s Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation System ...

John A. Knaff; Mark DeMaria; Charles R. Sampson; James E. Peak; James Cummings; Wayne H. Schubert

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Maximum Potential Intensities of Tropical Cyclones near Isla Socorro, Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The maximum potential intensity (MPI) of a tropical cyclone represents a theoretical upper limit to the strength of the storm imposed by the laws of physics and the energy available to the system in the atmosphere and the ocean. The MPI in this ...

Jay S. Hobgood

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Cyclone reactor with internal separation and axial recirculation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cyclone combustor apparatus contains a circular partition plate containing a central circular aperture is described. The partition plate divides the apparatus into a cylindrical precombustor chamber and a combustor chamber. A coal-water slurry is passed axially into the inlet end of the precombustor chamber, and primary air is passed tangentially into said chamber to establish a cyclonic air flow. Combustion products pass through the partition plate aperture and into the combustor chamber. Secondary air may also be passed tangentially into the combustor chamber adjacent the partition plate to maintain the cyclonic flow. Flue gas is passed axially out of the combustor chamber at the outlet end and ash is withdrawn tangentially from the combustor chamber at the outlet end. A first mixture of flue gas and ash may be tangentially withdrawn from the combustor chamber at the outlet end and recirculated to the axial inlet of the precombustor chamber with the coal-water slurry. A second mixture may be tangentially withdrawn from the outlet end and passed to a heat exchanger for cooling. Cooled second mixture is then recirculated to the axial inlet of the precombustor chamber. In another embodiment a single cyclone combustor chamber is provided with both the recirculation streams of the first mixture and the second mixture. 10 figs.

Becker, F.E.; Smolensky, L.A.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A New Method for Estimating Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probabilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) Hurricane Probability Program (HPP) was implemented in 1983 to estimate the probability that the center of a tropical cyclone would pass within 60 n mi of a set of specified points out to 72 h. Other than ...

Mark DeMaria; John A. Knaff; Richard Knabb; Chris Lauer; Charles R. Sampson; Robert T. DeMaria

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

The Summer Cyclone Maximum over the Central Arctic Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fascinating feature of the northern high-latitude circulation is a prominent summer maximum in cyclone activity over the Arctic Ocean, centered near the North Pole in the long-term mean. This pattern is associated with the influx of lows ...

Mark C. Serreze; Andrew P. Barrett

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Deep Cyclonic Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The anticyclonic Loop Current dominates the upper-layer flow in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, with a weaker mean anticyclonic pattern in the western gulf. There are reasons, however, to suspect that the deep mean flow should actually be cyclonic. ...

Christopher J. DeHaan; Wilton Sturges

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Electron beam collector for a microwave power tube  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to a cylindrical, electron beam collector that efficiently couples the microwave energy out of a high power microwave source while stopping the attendant electron beam. The interior end walls of the collector are a pair of facing parabolic mirrors and the microwave energy from an input horn is radiated between the two mirrors and reassembled at the entrance to the output waveguide where the transmitted mode is reconstructed. The mode transmission through the collector of the present invention has an efficiency of at least 94%.

Dandl, Raphael A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

The Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the Western North Pacific through Data Mining. Part I: Tropical Cyclone Recurvature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is the first of a two-part series of papers that employs the data-mining approach to analyze tropical cyclone (TC) movement in the western North Pacific Ocean. Part I unravels conditions under which TCs tend to recurve, and Part II ...

Wei Zhang; Yee Leung; Johnny C. L. Chan

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the Western North Pacific through Data Mining. Part II: Tropical Cyclone Landfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second paper of a two-part series of papers on the analysis of tropical cyclone (TC) tracks in the western North Pacific Ocean. In this paper, TC landfalls in the South China Sea and western North Pacific basins are investigated ...

Wei Zhang; Yee Leung; Johnny C. L. Chan

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Vortex Rossby Waves in a Numerically Simulated Tropical Cyclone. Part II: The Role in Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity Changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I, the author analyzed the asymmetric structure in the inner core of a numerically simulated tropical cyclone and found that the asymmetry near the eyewall in the mid–lower troposphere is dominated by wavenumber-1 and -2 vortex Rossby ...

Yuqing Wang

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Inconel Inert Anode Current Collector for Solid Oxide Membrane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, An innovative inert anode current collector is successfully developed and ... During electrolysis at 1423 K, magnesium cations in the flux are reduced at a ... Inclusions from Molten Steel Using a High Frequency Magnetic Field.

449

Low cost bare-plate solar air collector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this project was to develop a low cost, bare-plate collector, determine its performance for a variety of climatic conditions, analyze the economics of this type of solar collector and evaluate specific applications. Two prototype collectors were designed, fabricated and installed into an instrumented test system. Tests were conducted for a period of five months. Results of the tests showed consistent operating efficiencies of 60% or greater with air preheat temperature uses up to 20/sup 0/F for one of the prototypes. The economic analyses indicated that an installed cost of between $5 and $10 per square foot would make this type of solar system economically viable. For the materials of construction and the type of fabrication and installation perceived, these costs for the bare-plate solar collector are believed to be attainable. Specific applications for preheating ventilation air for schools were evaluated and judged to be economically viable.

Maag, W.L.; Wenzler, C.J.; Rom, F.E.; VanArsdale, D.R.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Self-Cleaning CSP Collectors, Concentrating Solar Power (Fact Sheet)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Boston University is one of the 2012 SunShot CSP R&D awardees for their advanced collectors. This fact sheet explains the motivation, description, and impact of the project.

Not Available

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Parabolic trough solar collectors : design for increasing efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Parabolic trough collectors are a low cost implementation of concentrated solar power technology that focuses incident sunlight onto a tube filled with a heat transfer fluid. The efficiency and cost of the parabolic trough ...

Figueredo, Stacy L. (Stacy Lee), 1981-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Development of high efficiency collector plates. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Composite metal technology was used to manufacture intermetallic compound (IC) absorption surfaces and to combine them integrally with composite metal tube-in-sheet collector plates. Five material systems in which Al was one component metal and Fe, Cr, or Ni and their alloy was the other pair, were evaluated. All intermetallic compounds had high solar absorptance ..cap alpha.. approx. = 0.9. The AlNi was most promising and ..cap alpha.. > or = 0.95 and epsilon approx. = 0.3 were obtained over a broad range of compounding conditions. After eight months exposure in a flat plate collector enclosure the characteristic properties of AlNi surfaces remained virtually unchanged. Only LCS/Cu composite metal tube-in-sheet collector plates could be manufactured successfully. The technical difficulties associated with integrating the intermetallic compound and tube-in-sheet technologies make the manufacturing of composite metal collector plates at the time being economically unfeasible.

Santala, T.; Sabol, R.

1976-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Mechanism of Concentric Eyewall Replacement Cycles and Associated Intensity Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To understand the mechanisms responsible for the secondary eyewall replacement cycles and associated intensity changes in intense tropical cyclones (TCs), two numerical experiments are conducted in this study with the Weather Research and ...

Xiaqiong Zhou; Bin Wang

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is provided for improving the thermal efficiency of a cylindrical radiant energy collector. A channel is placed next to and in close proximity to the nonreflective side of an energy reflective wall of a cylindrical collector. A coolant is piped through the channel and removes a portion of the nonreflective energy incident on the wall which is absorbed by the wall. The energy transferred to the coolant may be utilized in a useful manner.

Chao, Bei Tse (Urbana, IL); Rabl, Ari (Downers Grove, IL)

1977-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

Transparent composite laminar structure, solar collector and method  

SciTech Connect

An improved transparent laminar structure useful as a window in a solar collector having an absorber characterized with a low absorption/emission ratio is described. The structure includes a glass substrate, a particularly defined infrared-reflecting (Irr) layer provided on a major surface of the substrate, and a solar reflection-reducing layer of polymethacrylate composition provided on the irr layer. Also described are an improved solar collector and method for collecting solar radiation, wherein the laminar structure is employed.

Silverstein, S.D.

1981-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

456

Proceedings of the solar thermal concentrating collector technology symposium  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of the symposium was to review the current status of the concentrating collector technology, to disseminate the information gained from experience in operating solar systems, and to highlight the significant areas of technology development that must be vigorously pursued to foster early commercialization of concentrating solar collectors. Separate abstracts were prepared for thirteen invited papers and working group summaries. Two papers were previously abstracted for EDB.

Gupta, B.P.; Kreith, F. (eds.) [eds.

1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is provided for improving the thermal efficiency of a cylindrical radiant energy collector. A channel is placed next to and in close proximity to the nonreflective side of an energy reflective wall of a cylindrical collector. A coolant is piped through the channel and removes a portion of the nonreflective energy incident on the wall which is absorbed by the wall. The energy transferred to the coolant may be utilized in a useful manner.

Chao, B.T.; Rabl, A.

1975-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

458

Performance testing of the Acurex solar-collector Model 3001-03  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Results are summarized of tests conducted at the Collector Module Test Facility on an Acurex Model 3001-03 Parabolic Trough Concentrating Solar Collector. Test temperaure range was 100/sup 0/C to 300/sup 0/C. Tests were conducted with the collector axis oriented east-west and again with the collector axis oriented north-south. Three collectors were tested: one using polished aluminum mirrors, one using glass mirrors, and another using an aluminized acrylic film mirror.

Dudley, V.E.; Workhoven, R.M.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Transpired Collectors (Solar Preheaters for Outdoor Ventilation Air)--023385m FTA collectors  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Federal Technology Alert describes transpired collectors or solar preheaters for outdoor ventilation air. The President's Million Solar Roofs Initiative aims to install 1 million solar energy systems on residential, commercial, and public-sector buildings by 2010. In support of the Initiative, and as part of a continual effort to ensure U.S. buildings are energy efficient and environmentally sustainable, the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will help install those solar systems targeted for the federal sector.

460

Dual curvature acoustically damped concentrating collector. Final technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A development program was conducted to investigate the design and performance parameters of a novel, dual curvature, concentrating solar collector. The reflector of the solar collector is achieved with a stretched-film reflective surface that approximates a hyperbolic paraboloid and is capable of line-focusing at concentration ratios ranging from 10 to 20X. A prototype collector was designed based on analytical and experimental component trade-off activities as well as economic analyses of solar thermal heating and cooling systems incorporating this type of collector. A prototype collector incorporating six 0.66 x 1.22 m (2 x 4 ft) was fabricated and subjected to a limited thermal efficiency test program. A peak efficiency of 36% at 121/sup 0/C (250/sup 0/F) was achieved based upon the gross aperture area. Commercialization activities were conducted, including estimated production costs of $134.44/m/sup 2/ ($12.49/ft/sup 2/) for the collector assembly (including a local suntracker and controls) and $24.33/m/sup 2/ ($2.26/ft/sup 2/) for the reflector subassembly.

Smith, G.A.; Rausch, R.A.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Construction and testing of large-area CPC-collector and comparison with a flat plate collector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 13.6 m{sup 2} east-west aligned CPC-collector(compound parabolic concentrator) with flat absorbers, proposed for use in large-area applications, has been built and tested and compared with a flat plate collector. The performance of the CPC at a working temperature of 50{degree}C over ambient can be described by F`{eta}{sub 0} = 0.75 and F`U{sub L} = 2.5 W m{sup -2} K{sup -1} while the flat plate collector is described by F`{eta}{sub 0} = 0.80, and F`U{sub L} = 3.3 W m{sup -2} K{sup -1}. The large difference in heat loss coefficient is to a large degree explained by absorption of solar radiation in the reflectors in the CPC-collector. The incidence angle dependence of the optical performance of the two collectors showed a similar appearance. Both collector constructions are based on the LGB (long ground based) technology, which allows them to be built in large modules up to 170 m{sup 2}. 12 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

Roennelid, M. [Dalarna Univ., Borlaenge (Sweden)] [Dalarna Univ., Borlaenge (Sweden); Perers, B.; Karlsson, B. [Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Aelvkarleby (Sweden)] [Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Aelvkarleby (Sweden)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector Project Management Plan  

SciTech Connect

As the consumption of energy increases, its impact on ambient air quality has become a significant concern. Recent studies indicate that fine particles from coal combustion cause health problems as well as atmospheric visibility impairment. These problems are further compounded by the concentration of hazardous trace elements such as mercury, cadmium, selenium, and arsenic in fine particles. Therefore, a current need exists to develop superior, but economical, methods to control emissions of fine particles. Since most of the toxic metals present in coal will be in particulate form, a high level of fine- particle collection appears to be the best method of overall air toxics control. However, over 50% of mercury and a portion of selenium emissions are in vapor form and cannot be collected in particulate control devices. Therefore, this project will focus on developing technology not only to provide ultrahigh collection efficiency of particulate air toxic emissions, but also to capture vapor- phase trace metals such as mercury and selenium. Currently, the primary state-of-the-art technologies for particulate control are fabric filters (baghouses) and electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). However, they both have limitations that prevent them from achieving ultrahigh collection of fine particulate matter and vapor-phase trace metals. The objective of this project is to develop a highly reliable advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC) that can provide > 99.99 % particulate collection efficiency for all particle sizes between 0.01 and 50 14m, is applicable for use with all U.S. coals, and is cost-0443competitive with existing technologies. Phase I of the project is organized into three tasks: Task I - Project Management, Reporting, and Subcontract Consulting Task 2 - Modeling, Design, and Construction of 200-acfm AHPC Model Task 3 - Experimental Testing and Subcontract Consulting

Miller, S.J.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Solar collector related research and development in the United States for heating and cooling of buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Some of the research funded by the Research and Development Branch of the Heating and Cooling Division of Solar Energy of the United States Energy Research and Development Administration is described. Specifically, collector and collector materials research is reported on during FY-1977. The R and D Branch has funded research in open and closed cycle liquid heating flat plate collectors, air heating flat plate collectors, heat pipe collectors, concentrating collectors, collector heat transfer studies, honeycomb glazings, evacuated tube collectors, ponds both salt gradient and viscosity stabilized, materials exposure testing, collector testing standards, absorber surface coatings, and corrosion studies. A short description of the nature of the research is provided as well as a presentation of the significant results.

Collier, R.K.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

The South Pacific and southeast Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season 2000-01  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Twelve tropical cyclones formed in the South Pacific and southeast Indian Ocean during the 2000-01 tropical cyclone season. Of these, four formed in the South Pacific east of 160°E. Cyclone numbers in the Australian region were slightly below average, while numbers in the South Pacific were significantly less than average. The season was characterised by moderate La Niña conditions, weakening towards the end of the season. Cyclone occurrences were linked to active phases of the 30 to 60-day intraseasonal oscillation.

P. W. Bate

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

The Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Gulf of Mexico Crude Oil and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

wind speeds. Tropical depressions are cyclones having a maximum sustained wind ... Federally-administered offshore oil and natural gas production occurs on the OCS,

466

Effect of cyclone assisted milling on legume flour characteristics and functionality in selected food products.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Legumes (cowpea and soybean) were milled using a cyclone-assisted attrition mill to produce fine legume flour. Milling variations consisted of alterations in mill design and… (more)

Jarrard, Mark, Jr.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Selective flotation of phosphate minerals with hydroxamate collectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is disclosed for separating phosphate minerals from a mineral mixture, particularly from high-dolomite containing phosphate ores. The method involves conditioning the mineral mixture by contacting in an aqueous in environment with a collector in an amount sufficient for promoting flotation of phosphate minerals. The collector is a hydroxamate compound of the formula; ##STR1## wherein R is generally hydrophobic and chosen such that the collector has solubility or dispersion properties it can be distributed in the mineral mixture, typically an alkyl, aryl, or alkylaryl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms. M is a cation, typically hydrogen, an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal. Preferably, the collector also comprises an alcohol of the formula, R'--OH wherein R' is generally hydrophobic and chosen such that the collector has solubility or dispersion properties so that it can be distributed in the mineral mixture, typically an alkyl, aryl, or alkylaryl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms.

Miller, Jan D. (Salt Lake City, UT); Wang, Xuming (Salt Lake City, UT); Li, Minhua (Salt Lake City, UT)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Cloud to ground lightning in tropical cyclone: a study of 34 West Atlantic tropical cyclones from 1986-1996  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cloud to ground (CG) lightning characteristics and patterns were investigated for 34 tropical cyclones for the time period 1986 to 1996. Spatial analysis of CG lightning relative to both compass directions and the direction of motion were compiled. Additionally, a radial analysis of this data was performed within both a 300 km radius and a 50 km radius range. Finally, all analyses were stratified into all tropical cyclones and hurricane categories for further consideration. The National Lightning Detection Network recorded 307,593 CG lightning flashes within 300 km of the storms in this study. Negative flashes had an average first stroke peak current of -49 kA and a mean multiplicity of 2.7. Positive flashes occurred at a rate of 5.3 percent, with a mean peak current of 43 kA and 1.2 multiplicity average. Detected CG lightning characteristics changed significantly with a network upgrade in 1994. CG lightning flashes for all tropical cyclones favored the area south and west of the cyclone center. However, taking into account storm relative motion, the majority of flashes shifts to the front and right sections of the storm. Radial plots indicated lightning frequency increased throughout the domain, with a maximum between 270 km and 300 km. Hurricanes, however, indicated flashes occurred most often in the north and east quadrants. When adjusting for storm motion, the activity shifts to the right with some evidence of individual rainbands in the rear section. Radial plots indicated the increased organization of hurricanes, with a weak maxima in the convective eyewall, a minimum in the stratiform area, and a strong maximum in the outer rainbands. Further analysis indicated a higher frequency of CG lightning flashes in hurricanes suggests a state of hurricane strengthening or weakening. However, there was no direct correlation in the observed lightning frequency with a given change in the central pressure of the hurricane.

Coyne, John Michael

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

MERCURY CONTROL WITH ADVANCED HYBRID PARTICULATE COLLECTOR  

SciTech Connect

This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-00NT40769 and specifically addressed Technical Topical Area 4-Testing Novel and Less Mature Control Technologies on Actual Flue Gas at the Pilot Scale. The project team included the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) as the main contractor; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., as a technical and financial partner; and the Big Stone Power Plant operated by Otter Tail Power Company, host for the field-testing portion of the research. Since 1995, DOE has supported development of a new concept in particulate control called the advanced hybrid particulate collector (AHPC). The AHPC has been licensed to W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., and has been marketed as the Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter by Gore. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter combines the best features of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and baghouses in a unique configuration, providing major synergism between the two collection methods, both in the particulate collection step and in the transfer of dust to the hopper. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter provides ultrahigh collection efficiency, overcoming the problem of excessive fine-particle emissions with conventional ESPs, and it solves the problem of reentrainment and re-collection of dust in conventional baghouses. The Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter also appears to have unique advantages for mercury control over baghouses or ESPs as an excellent gas--solid contactor. The objective of the project was to demonstrate 90% total mercury control in the Advanced Hybrid{trademark} filter at a lower cost than current mercury control estimates. The approach included bench-scale batch tests, larger-scale pilot testing with real flue gas on a coal-fired combustion system, and field demonstration at the 2.5-MW (9000-acfm) scale at a utility power plant to prove scale-up and demonstrate longer-term mercury control. An additional task was included in this project to evaluate mercury oxidation upstream of a dry scrubber by using mercury oxidants. This project demonstrated at the pilot-scale level a technology that provides a cost-effective technique to control mercury and, at the same time, greatly enhances fine particulate collection efficiency. The technology can be used to retrofit systems currently employing inefficient ESP technology as well as for new construction, thereby providing a solution for improved fine particulate control combined with effective mercury control for a large segment of the U.S. utility industry as well as other industries.

Ye Zhuang; Stanley J. Miller

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Absorber Alignment Measurement Tool for Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As we pursue efforts to lower the capital and installation costs of parabolic trough solar collectors, it is essential to maintain high optical performance. While there are many optical tools available to measure the reflector slope errors of parabolic trough solar collectors, there are few tools to measure the absorber alignment. A new method is presented here to measure the absorber alignment in two dimensions to within 0.5 cm. The absorber alignment is measured using a digital camera and four photogrammetric targets. Physical contact with the receiver absorber or glass is not necessary. The alignment of the absorber is measured along its full length so that sagging of the absorber can be quantified with this technique. The resulting absorber alignment measurement provides critical information required to accurately determine the intercept factor of a collector.

Stynes, J. K.; Ihas, B.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Thermal performance evaluation of the Calmac (liquid) solar collector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The procedures used and the results obtained during the evaluation test program on the Calmac Manufacturing Company, S.N.1, (Liquid) Solar Collector are presented. The flat-plate collector uses water as the working fluid. The absorber plate is aluminum with plastic tubes coated with Urethane black. The glazing consists of a single .040'' Fiberglas reinforced polyester (Kalwall). The collector weight is 78.5 pounds with overall external dimensions of approximately 50.3'' x 98.3'' x 3.8''. The test program was conducted to obtain the following information: Thermal performance data under simulated conditions, structural behavior under static loading and the effects of long-term exposure to natural weathering. These tests were conducted using the MSFC Solar Simulator.

Usher, H.

1978-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

472

An Analysis of the Kinetic Energy Budget for Two Extratropical Cyclones: The Vertically Averaged Flow and the Vertical Shear Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of the kinetic energy budget is made for two intensely developing cyclones over North America. The principal kinetic energy source for the first cyclone is the net horizontal transport of kinetic energy across the boundaries of the ...

Jordan C. Alpert

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Numerical Simulation of Cyclone Sidr Using a Cloud-Resolving Model: Characteristics and Formation Process of an Outer Rainband  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cyclone Sidr, one of the most devastating tropical cyclones that resulted in several thousand deaths and substantial damages, developed in the north Indian Ocean and made landfall over the Bangladesh coast on 15 November 2007. Observation and ...

Nasreen Akter; Kazuhisa Tsuboki

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclone Lili (1996) and Its Crucial Contribution to a Moderate Extratropical Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The transition that a tropical cyclone experiences as it moves into the extratropical environment (known as extratropical transition) can result in the decay or intensification of a baroclinic cyclone. The extratropical transition (ET) of ...

Anna Agustí-Panareda; Suzanne L. Gray; George C. Craig; Chris Thorncroft

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclones to Surface Exchange Coefficients and a Revised Steady-State Model incorporating Eye Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical and theoretical models of tropical cyclones indicate that the maximum wind speed in mature storms is sensitive to the ratio of the enthalpy and momentum surface exchange coefficients and that the spinup time of tropical cyclones varies ...

Kerry A. Emanuel

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Prediction and Diagnosis of Tropical Cyclone Formation in an NWP System. Part III: Diagnosis of Developing and Nondeveloping Storms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the third of a three-part investigation into tropical cyclone (TC) genesis in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Tropical Cyclone Limited Area Prediction System (TC-LAPS), an operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecast ...

K. J. Tory; N. E. Davidson; M. T. Montgomery

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

An Empirical Model for Predicting the Decay of Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed after Landfall over the Indian Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An empirical model for predicting the maximum surface wind speed associated with a tropical cyclone after crossing the east coast of India is described. The model parameters are determined from the database of 19 recent cyclones. The model is ...

S. K. Roy Bhowmik; S. D. Kotal; S. R. Kalsi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Synoptic Composites of the Extratropical Transition Life Cycle of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: Factors Determining Posttransition Evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 34-member ensemble-mean trajectory through the cyclone phase space (CPS) is calculated using Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) analyses for North Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) undergoing extratropical transition (...

Robert E. Hart; Jenni L. Evans; Clark Evans

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Interactions of Tropopause Depressions with an Ex–Tropical Cyclone and Sensitivity of Forecasts to Analysis Errors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on the coupling between an ex–tropical cyclone and two preexisting mesoscale tropopause depressions (TDs). The TDs approached the cyclone from widely separated sources after becoming cut off from different upper-level troughs ...

K. A. Browning; A. J. Thorpe; A. Montani; D. Parsons; M. Griffiths; P. Panagi; E. M. Dicks

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Southern Hemisphere Winter Extratropical Cyclone Characteristics and Vertical Organization Observed with the ERA-40 Data in 1979–2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mean characteristics and trends of Southern Hemisphere (SH) winter extratropical cyclones occurring at six levels of the troposphere over the period 1979–2001 have been investigated using the 40-yr ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA-40) data. Cyclonic ...

Eun-Pa Lim; Ian Simmonds

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

On second-law efficiency of solar collectors  

SciTech Connect

Traditionally, the performance of solar collectors has been examined from the standpoint of energy-balance approach (Hahne, 1985; Francy et al., 1985; Lund, 1985; Satyamurty, 1985; Proctor, 1984a; Proctor; 1984b; Proctor, 1984c). It is important to note that this approach gives a very poor indication of how well a particular energy resource is being utilized by a given system to accomplish a specific objective. For example, it is difficult to examine the performance of solar thermal collectors versus solar-photovoltaic panels, strictly based on the first law of thermodynamics. A photovoltaic panel having ten percent first-law efficiency may be better than a solar collector converting 50 percent of useful energy by raising the water temperature from 30 to 50 C. Thus, it has been necessary to resort to the second law of thermodynamics for evaluation of solar systems, particularly collection devices. The second-law efficiency addresses the quality of energy. The quality of energy may be defined as its available portion; that portion which may be used for producing shaft work. It is important to note that the energy be conserved, but the manner in which energy is used must be examined. To use high quality energy for low-quality energy tasks is wasteful. This type of indication can only be examined from the second-law point of view. In this paper, measurements obtained from an experimental solar collector test facility are presented. Analysis of the performance of two flat-plate thermal solar collectors and one photovoltaic panel are analyzed based on both the first and second law of thermodynamics. The measurements presented, indicate very low second-law efficiency (maximum of 17 percent for photovoltaic panel and 11 percent for solar thermal flat-plate collectors), but are merely used as a vehicle for discussion.

Said, S.A.M.; Zubair, S.M. (King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Parabolic trough collector systems for thermal enhanced oil recovery  

SciTech Connect

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques offer a means of increasing US oil production by recovering oil otherwise unavailable when using primary or secondary production methods. The use of parabolic trough collector solar energy systems can expand the production of oil recovered by the most prevalent of these techniques, thermal EOR, by improving the economics and lessening the environmental impacts. These collector systems, their state of development, their application to EOR, and their capacity for expanding oil production are reviewed. An economic analysis which shows that these systems will meet investment hurdle rates today is also presented.

Niemeyer, W.A.; Youngblood, S.B.; Price, A.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Regeneration characteristics of adsorbent in the integrated desiccant/collector  

SciTech Connect

This study presents a solar desiccant system using an adsorbent in an integrated desiccant/solar collector that uses direct solar energy as a heat source for efficient regeneration of the adsorbent. The objective of this study is to investigate an integrated desiccant/collector in which the adsorbent absorbs solar radiation fully and is heated for regeneration. Another objective is to obtain the regeneration characteristics in the equipment proposed by both experiments and simulations. Throughout this study, silica gel is used as the adsorbent.

Saito, Y. (Osaka Inst. of Technology (Japan). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Solar Collectors for CSP  

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485

Cost goals for a residential photovoltaicthermal liquid collector system set in three northern locations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study compares the allowable costs for a residential PV/T liquid collector system with those of both PV-only and side-by-side PV and thermal collector systems. Four types of conventional energy systems provide backup: ...

Dinwoodie, Thomas L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Design data brochure for the Owens-Illinois Sunpak Air-Cooled Solar Collector  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report contains the information necessary to evaluate the design and installation of the Owens-Illinois Sunpak Air-Cooled Solar Collector. Information includes collector features, fluid flow, thermal performance, installation and system tips.

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1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone genesis: a non-parametric model for the annual distribution  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As part of a project to develop more accurate estimates of the risks due to tropical cyclones, we describe a non-parametric method for the statistical simulation of the location of tropical cyclone genesis. The method avoids the use of arbitrary grid boxes, and the spatial smoothing of the historical data is constructed optimally according to a clearly defined merit function.

Hall, T; Hall, Tim; Jewson, Stephen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Variation in aerosol properties over Hyderabad, India during intense cyclonic conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, we examine the changes in aerosol properties associated with an intense tropical cyclone, the so-called 'Mala', that occurred during April 2006, over the Bay of Bengal. This cyclone, accompanied by very strong surface winds reaching 240 km h-1, ...

K. V. S. Badarinath; Shailesh Kumar Kharol; V. Krishna Prasad; D. G. Kaskaoutis; H. D. Kambezidis

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The South Pacific and southeast Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season 1998-99  

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Twenty tropical cyclones formed in the South Pacific and southeast Indian Ocean region during the 1998- 99 season. An uncharacteristic early start to the season saw the development of cyclone Zelia in early October followed by Alison in early November. But the season was most noted for the development

Sue Oates

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone genesis: a non-parametric model for the annual distribution  

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As part of a project to develop more accurate estimates of the risks due to tropical cyclones, we describe a non-parametric method for the statistical simulation of the location of tropical cyclone genesis. The method avoids the use of arbitrary grid boxes, and the spatial smoothing of the historical data is constructed optimally according to a clearly defined merit function. 1

Tim Hall; Stephen Jewson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kernel Density Estimation Applied to Tropical Cyclones Genesis in Northwestern Pacific  

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It is recognized that although the conditions necessary for generating cyclones are actually present in the tropical latitudes for much of the year, the storms themselves are comparatively rare. In addition, the skill of forecasting the occurrence of ... Keywords: genesis, kernel density estimation, tropical cyclone

Zhao Haikun; Wu Liguang; Zhou Weican

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Stability and charging characteristics of the comma head region of continental winter cyclones  

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This paper presents analyses of the fine-scale structure of convection in the comma head of two continental winter cyclones and a 16-storm climatology analyzing the distribution of lightning within the comma head. A case study of a deep cyclone is ...

Robert M. Rauber; Joseph Wegman; David M. Plummer; Andrew A. Rosenow; Melissa Peterson; Greg M. McFarquhar; Brian F. Jewett; David Leon; Patrick S. Market; Kevin R. Knupp; Jason M. Keeler; Steven M. Battaglia

493

A Technique to Determine the Radius of Maximum Wind of a Tropical Cyclone  

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A simple technique is developed that enables the radius of maximum wind of a tropical cyclone to be estimated from satellite cloud data. It is based on the characteristic cloud and wind structure of the eyewall of a tropical cyclone, after the ...

France Lajoie; Kevin Walsh

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Some Implications of Core Regime Wind Structures in Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones  

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In this study, a tropical cyclone (TC) is considered to be compact if 1) the radius of maximum wind or the maximum tangential wind is smaller than what would be expected for an average tropical cyclone of the same intensity or the same radius of ...

Delia Yen-Chu Chen; Kevin K. W. Cheung; Cheng-Shang Lee

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Norwegian-Type and Cold Front Aloft–Type Cyclones East of the Rocky Mountains  

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Conventional data and mesoscale model simulations are used to analyze two cyclones that developed east of the Rocky Mountains in June and November 1998. Both cyclones formed when a Pacific cold front overtook a lee trough/dryline east of the ...

John D. Locatelli; Ralph D. Schwartz; Mark T. Stoelinga; Peter V. Hobbs

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

The Role of Latent Heat Release in the Evolution of a Weak Extratropical Cyclone  

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A study of the sensitivity of a weak winter extratropical cyclone to latent heat release (LHR) is presented using 48-h simulations of the cyclone's evolution derived from three versions of the LFM model: a MOIST simulation in which full model ...

John E. Zimmerman; Phillip J. Smith; David R. Smith

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Performance of the Nested Tropical Cyclone Model as a Function of Five Storm-Related Parameters  

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A detailed analysis of the performance of the U.S. Navy Nested Tropical Cyclone Model (NTCM) for western North Pacific tropical cyclones is made based on five storm-related factors: latitude, longitude, intensity, 12-h intensity change and size (...

Johnny C-L. Chan; Brian J. Williams; Russell L. Elsberry

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Analog Ensemble Forecasts of Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the Australian Region  

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Tropical cyclone tracks in the Australian basin are predicted by an analog ensemble forecast model. It is self-adapting in its search of optimal ensemble members from historic cyclone tracks by creating a metric that minimizes the error of the ...

Klaus Fraedrich; Christoph C. Raible; Frank Sielmann

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Automated Method to Estimate Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using SSM/I Imagery  

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An automated method to estimate tropical cyclone intensity using Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) data is developed and tested. SSM/I images (512 km × 512 km) centered on a given tropical cyclone (TC), with a known best-track intensity, ...

Richard L. Bankert; Paul M. Tag

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Diagnostic Study of the Intensity of Three Tropical Cyclones in the Australian Region. Part I: A Synopsis of Observed Features of Tropical Cyclone Kathy (1984)  

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Objective streamline analyses and digitized high-resolution IR satellite cloud data have been used to examine in detail the changes in the environmental circulation and in the cloud structure that took place in and around Tropical Cyclone Kathy (...

France Lajoie; Kevin Walsh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z