Super Typhoon Lekima's Eyewall Replacement Cycle

By: Torito , 7:29 PM GMT on October 24, 2013

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The Eyewall Replacement Cycle Of Super Typhoon Lekima- On MIMIC.

This is what an eyewall replacement cycle looks like. A new eyewall forms outside of the old eyewall, and then the convection between the 2 eyewalls dissipates, leaving an entirely new eye to boot.

This is the first time I have captured the MIMIC simulated radar displaying this amazing feat of nature.

Notice the weakening occuring during this cycle (top left of the image). This is perfectly normal while an eyewall replacement cycle is in progress.



Permalinked image from MIMIC.^

Lekima on Terra/MODIS satellite.... It looks very impressive.



Feel free to post comments/questions in the comment section of this blog.

Edit 1: Spelling error
Edit 2: Linked picture to a new host to remove lag in the gif.
Edit 3:Corrected product discription of MIMIC.

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5. DaveFive
10:17 AM GMT on November 09, 2013
Hello Torito, I'm Dave from San Jose, CA. You have very interesting info on the hurricanes and photos too. The weather in San Jose has been precipitation free since April.
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4. Torito
11:57 PM GMT on October 24, 2013
Quoting 3. 1900hurricane:
Just so you know, Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC) is not a model. The description from CIMSS is as follows:

The Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC) product provides a radar-like visualization of the evolution of TC structure using advanced image morphing algorithms. The final product is a synthetically-derived animation at 15 minute intervals between two authentic passive microwave satellite images. The morphing routines utilize an advection/rotation scheme based on the current reported TC wind speed estimates.



My bad... I was in a rush today. Thanks, fixed.
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3. 1900hurricane
11:36 PM GMT on October 24, 2013
Just so you know, Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC) is not a model. The description from CIMSS is as follows:

The Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC) product provides a radar-like visualization of the evolution of TC structure using advanced image morphing algorithms. The final product is a synthetically-derived animation at 15 minute intervals between two authentic passive microwave satellite images. The morphing routines utilize an advection/rotation scheme based on the current reported TC wind speed estimates.
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2. Torito
7:38 PM GMT on October 24, 2013
Quoting 1. GTstormChaserCaleb:
Was Lekima the strongest cyclone around the Globe this year or does that mark go to Phaillin?

By the way nice time lapse of Lekima's eye structure. Notice the warming and cooling when the eye contracts and clears out.

So who would win a staring contest? A hurricane or a human? :D



Lekima is currently the strongest, with wind speeds peaking around 160-165MPH.

And, I believe that the hurricane would win. :)
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1. GTstormChaserCaleb
7:34 PM GMT on October 24, 2013
Was Lekima the strongest cyclone around the Globe this year or does that mark go to Phaillin?

By the way nice time lapse of Lekima's eye structure. Notice the warming and cooling when the eye contracts and clears out.

So who would win a staring contest? A hurricane or a human? :D

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