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Tropical (Easterly) Waves

Tropical Cyclones just don’t blow in unannounced.  What eventually becomes a named meteorological event begins as a tropical wave (Bowditch calls it an “easterly wave,” elsewhere it is known as an “African easterly wave”) and progresses from this stage to become a tropical disturbance.  If conditions are encouraging, it evolves into a tropical depression and […]

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