Accession Number : AD0613281

Title :   TIROS OBSERVATIONS OF TYPHOON FORMATION,

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Shiroma,Michio ; Sadler,James C.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Data from conventional sources, including aircraft reconnaissance, are utilized in an effort to interpret and determine the utility of meteorological satellite photographs during the important early phases of tropical cyclone development and intensification to typhoon intensity. This study involves three cyclones. Two developed from vortices embedded in the low-level monsoon trough and the third from an initial vortex in the upper-tropospheric trough. The initial vortices are evident in the wind field before becoming recognizable in the TIROS pictures. They become apparent as vortices in the pictures before they reach tropical storm intensity. Recognizable changes occur in the TIROS views as the storms intensify to typhoon intensity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, AIR MASS ANALYSIS), (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, AIR MASS ANALYSIS), (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, TROPICAL CYCLONES), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES), PHOTOGRAPHS, CLOUD COVER, VORTICES, MARINE METEOROLOGY, TROPICAL REGIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE