axisymmetrization

axisymmetrization

[¦ak·sə‚sim·ə·trə′zā·shən]
(fluid mechanics)
The rounding of noncircular vortices in the absence of strong external deformation. Also known as aggregation.
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Although GOES imagery suggested significant axisymmetrization of the upper-level cloud field during this intensification period, the storm circulation remained highly asymmetric, consistent with the moderate vertical wind shear that continued at this time.
2012; Abarca and Montgomery 2014), balance response and/or axisymmetrization of outer rainbands (e.
3) What is the relationship between the vorticity filamentation and the axisymmetrization process?