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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A ring of reduced [[precipitation]] and [[radar reflectivity]] just outside the [[eyewall]] of a [[tropical  cyclone]] or between inner and outer [[concentric eyewalls]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">In many tropical cyclones, this is a distinct minimum of precipitation, with higher precipitation  rates occurring farther from the center.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A ring of reduced [[precipitation]] and [[radar reflectivity]] just outside the [[eyewall]] of a [[tropical cyclone|tropical  cyclone]] or between inner and outer [[concentric eyewalls]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">In many tropical cyclones, this is a distinct minimum of precipitation, with higher precipitation  rates occurring farther from the center.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:27, 25 April 2012



moat

A ring of reduced precipitation and radar reflectivity just outside the eyewall of a tropical cyclone or between inner and outer concentric eyewalls.

In many tropical cyclones, this is a distinct minimum of precipitation, with higher precipitation rates occurring farther from the center.