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https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1097-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-1097-2022
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22 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 22 Sep 2022

The composite development and structure of intense synoptic-scale Arctic cyclones

Alexander F. Vessey, Kevin I. Hodges, Len C. Shaffrey, and Jonathan J. Day

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Understanding the location and intensity of hazardous weather across the Arctic is important for assessing risks to infrastructure, shipping, and coastal communities. This study describes the typical lifetime and structure of intense winter and summer Arctic cyclones. Results show the composite development and structure of intense summer Arctic cyclones are different from intense winter Arctic and North Atlantic Ocean extra-tropical cyclones and from conceptual models.