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Levi Thatcher, Yukari N. Takayabu, Chie Yokoyama and Zhaoxia Pu Characteristics of tropical cyclone precipitation features over the western Pacific warm pool Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012) 117

Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JD017351

Key Points

  • Midlevel PFs are more prevalent in TC environments versus the background tropics
  • Enhanced TC midlevel PFs occur in both convective and stratiform precipitation
  • TC PFs are not only enhanced around 5.5 km, but also from 6-9 km height

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