Accession Number : AD0769538

Title :   Changes in the Characteristics of Typhoons Crossing the Island of Taiwan,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY (NAVY) MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brand,Samson ; Blelloch,Jack W.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Twenty-two typhoons (1960-72) are examined to determine the effect of Taiwan on the intensity and movement of tropical cyclones crossing the island. The results show an average intensity (maximum surface wind) decrease of over 40% and a distinct northward perturbation as the storms pass over the island. The effects of crossing Taiwan on tropical cyclones of different intensities are discussed. Forecast rules for typhoons approaching or crossing Taiwan are also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Typhoons, *Taiwan), (*Weather forecasting, Typhoons), Wind, Intensity, Statistical data, Maps, Pacific Ocean

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE