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Latent energy, gained through evaporation, drives tropical cyclones. Within the storm, this energy is efficiently converted to mechanical energy reinforcing the storm's pressure gradient and winds. The process depends on unsaturated air slowly sinking from the upper atmosphere at the periphery of the storm and gaining moisture (latent heat) as it moves over the ocean surface and towards the eye wall. Here, we examine how temperature, moisture, and pressure vary across different parts of the storm contributing to this process.