Maximum potential intensity

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The maximum potential intensity of a tropical cyclone is the theoretical limit of the strength of a tropical cyclone. It is computed using the following formula:

V = A + B \cdot e^{C(T-T_0)}

Where V is the maximum potential velocity in meters per second; T is the sea surface temperature underneath the center of the tropical cyclone, T_0 is a reference temperature (30 ˚C) and A, B and C are curve-fit constants. When A = 28.2, B = 55.8, and C = 0.1813, the graph generated by this function corresponds to the 99th percentile of empirical tropical cyclone intensity data.[1]


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