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Landfalling hurricane track modes and decay

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Fig. 1: Dependence of decay on land–sea mask and SST.
Fig. 2: Landfalling hurricane track modes and decay.

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The Atlantic HURDAT2 best-track data9 are available at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/. The HadISST data3 are available at https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/sst-data-hadisst-v11. The ERA5 reanalysis4 is available at https://www.ecmwf.int/en/forecasts/datasets/reanalysis-datasets/era5. The post-processed data from LC are available at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2867-7. The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author on request.

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Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (2019YFC1510400), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41975052), the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Macau Science and Technology Development Joint Fund (41861164027), the Innovation Group Project of the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai) (311021001), the Guangdong Province Key Laboratory for Climate Change and Natural Disaster Studies (2020B1212060025), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, Sun Yat-sen University (2021qntd29).

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K.T.F.C. conceived the idea, supervised the study and wrote the manuscript. K.T.F.C., K.Z. and Y.W. performed the analysis. All authors contributed to the discussion and editing of the manuscript.

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Extended Data Fig. 1 Categorization of landfalling track modes.

Following LC, at least four continuous inland data points should exist. The intensity of the landfalling hurricane at the first data point is ≥ 33 m s−1. The threshold of translation velocity at 10 km h−1 and the criterial angle between the landfalling track and coastline at 45° have been practically validated that can physically distinguish the characteristics among different landfalling track modes.

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Chan, K.T.F., Zhang, K., Wu, Y. et al. Landfalling hurricane track modes and decay. Nature 606, E7–E11 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-04791-1

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