Accession Number : AD0767660

Title :   An Evaluation of Hong Kong Harbor as a Typhoon Haven.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mautner,Donald Alan

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The study evaluates the harbor of Hong Kong as a typhoon haven. Characteristics of the harbor under tropical cyclone conditions, including topographical effects on the wind, storm surge and reliability of moorings and anchorages are discussed and highlighted by two case studies (Typhoon ROSE, August 1971 and Typhoon WANDA, September 1962). Problem areas to be considered if remaining in port and possible evasion procedures for ships sailing from the port are examined for tropical cyclones approaching from various directions. Tropical cyclone tracks for 87 years of data (1884-1970) for the western North Pacific Ocean are examined in order to determine the probability of threat to the port of Hong Kong. Results suggest early sortie action under threatening conditions by all Fleet units capable of evasion at sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HONG KONG, *TROPICAL CYCLONES), (*HARBORS, TROPICAL CYCLONES), MARINE METEOROLOGY, WIND, OCEAN WAVES, TIDES, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE