Use of Biplane Grids for On-site Studies of Hurricanes

  •  S. Ali    


For the interactive study of a hurricane after its landfall, a fleet of remotely operated, identical vehicles is proposed to be stationed in its path. Each vehicle would support two biplane grids placed parallel to one another. The positions and orientations of the vehicles would be remotely controlled to steer the frontal area of each grid to be nearly perpendicular to the wind’s direction. The paper discusses the expected role of the grids in affecting the mixing of different flow regimes of the hurricane and the decay of its power.

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