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Case Studies for TCSP Mission Planning Exercise

Data provided by Larry Belcher and Jeff Halverson, NASA GSFC
Click images to view GOES-IR animations.

July 1-3, 2004
GOES-IR animation July 1-3, 2004
Easterly wave exiting off Gulf of Tehunantepec generates MCS activity but fails to spin up a TC.

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July 13, 2004 GOES-IR animation July 13, 2004
Vigorous MCS activity on Caribbean side of Costa Rica, possibly associated with an easterly wave.

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July 10-14, 2004
GOES-IR animation July 10-14, 2004
Genesis of TC Blas over the EPAC.

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May 5-13 2005

Several days of very intense MCS activity associated with a stationary mid-tropospheric vortex on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. May 13 features a classic convective burst.
No TC genesis resulted.

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