# Maximum potential intensity

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