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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)Spiral bands are one of the most prominent features of tropical cyclones (TCs). These regions of clouds and rainfall are often the source of major TC hazards, such as inland flooding, mudslides, and tornadoes. Since the ...
Processes and rates of arc crust growth and differentiation in the Southern Sierra Nevada crustal section (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)This thesis presents a multidisciplinary investigation of the processes and timescales for the construction of arc crust, with a focus on the exposed crustal section in the southernmost Sierra Nevada Batholith, California. ...
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)The spatiotemporal variability of water vapor near the Equator remains poorly understood because convective organization simultaneously spans the cloud scale (~ 10km) and the planetary scale (~ 10, 000km). Spatiotemporal ...