Accession Number : AD0460834

Title :   STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF DAMAGE BY TYPHOON KAREN ON GUAM.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Webb, R. M. ; O'Brien, J. T. ; Beck, E. J., Jr

Report Date : 29 MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An engineering study was made of the effects of Typhoon Karen, which struck the island of Guam on 11 November 1962, with sustained winds estimated up to 173 mph and gusts to 202 mph. The assessments of damage and the recommendations in this report are based on onsite observations in the aftermath of the storm by a team of NCEL engineers, on interviews with public Works Center personnel of Guam, and on reports by other observers. Recommendations, proposed research and development, and suggested new criteria are detailed in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS), DAMAGE, STRUCTURES, HARBORS, WIND, VELOCITY, PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, MOORING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE