Modeling of summertime meso-beta scale cyclone in the Antalya Bay

Karaca M. , DOBRICIC S.

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, vol.24, no.2, pp.151-154, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1029/96gl03924
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-154


The Antalya Bay meso-beta scale cyclone observed on 8 of July, 1993 is simulated to understand the physical mechanisms responsible for its generation using the National Meteorological Center (NMC)/Eta limited area model. Although the NMC/Eta model was developed to forecast synoptic-scale events, it also simulates well the meso-scale features. The results of the model indicate that a strong westerly flow, orographic forcing due to the Taurus Mountains and surface temperatures of the warm pool in the Antalya Bay are necessary and sufficient conditions to generate the short-lived meso-beta scale in the Bay.