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Interactions of point vortices in the Zabusky-McWilliams model with a background flow

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  • We combine a simple quasi-geostrophic flow model with the Zabusky-McWilliams theory of atmospheric vortex dynamics to address a hurricane-tracking problem of interest to the insurance industry. This enables us to make predictions about the "follow-my-leader" phenomenon.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 58F15, 58F17; Secondary: 53C35.


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